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Barton County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Barton County has a total of 197 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 45 species and 90 localities. There are a total of 33 collectors and 70 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 75 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1892 and its most recent collection year is 2018. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 9 and October 24, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Barton County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Barton County by species. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a species or common name to view more information about that species. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Species Common Name Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2018
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 2018 2018
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 2 2 4 2 2 1983 2012
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 4 4 3 4 4 1990 2017
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 3 3 3 3 3 1935 2013
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 5 6 4 5 5 1989 2009
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 4 4 3 4 4 1967 2012
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 6 8 5 5 1935 2018
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1968 1968
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 2 1 2 2 1900 1900
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 6 1 1 1 1982 1982
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1970 1970
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1935 2015
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1998 1998
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 5 6 5 5 5 1967 2018
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 4 3 3 1990 2018
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 4 4 2 3 3 1935 2018
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 2 69 2 2 2 1935 2018
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 1 2 1 1 1 1982 1982
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 8 8 7 7 7 1935 2018
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2009 2009
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 4 4 4 4 1987 2016
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1936 2015
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1983 1990
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1
Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink 1 3 2 2 2 1992 1992
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 3 2 2 2 2018 2018
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2016
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1990 1990
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 2 1 2 2 1990 1991
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1990 2018
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 7 7 6 7 7 1955 2018
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 5 5 5 5 1892 2018
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1991 2002
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 10 10 9 8 8 1962 2018
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 4 5 5 4 4 1989 2017

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Barton County. Species are listed in descending order of their likelihood of occurrence within the county. Click on a species or common name to view more information about that species. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood Species Common Name Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
4 Phrynosoma cornutum Texas Horned Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
4 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 30 miles Sac
8 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Harry S. Truman Reservoir
8 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
10 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Adjacent county, same watershed Harry S. Truman Reservoir
10 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Adjacent county, same watershed Spring

Checklist

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Notes

1 This species is not native to Missouri. Thus far, non-native reptiles in Missouri have only been found in urban areas and do not appear to constitute a threat to our native herpetofauna. This is not the case everywhere and non-native species that become invasive are considered by many biologists to be a major threat, second only to habitat loss, to our native species. Care should be taken to prevent the spread of this and all non-native species. Furthermore, it is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.