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Barton County, Missouri


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 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 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 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Spring
2 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles Spring
4 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Spring
4 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Spring
4 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 10 miles Spring
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 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
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 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 Cherokee Plains
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake 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 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied 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
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
7 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander 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 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Spring
8 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau

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.