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Bates County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Bates County has a total of 200 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 40 species and 48 localities. There are a total of 15 collectors and 33 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 35 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1943 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 21 and September 6, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Bates County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Bates 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 1966 1995
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 4 11 1 4 4 1943 1962
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 1963 1963
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 1 1 1 1950 1950
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 4 2 2 2 1955 1958
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 12 3 4 4 1973 2003
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 4 1 3 3 1943 1958
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1958 1958
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 2 4 1 2 2 1958 1958
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2003
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 2 1 1 1 1943 1943
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1958 1958
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 1 2 2 1950 1958
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1991 1991
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 3 2 2 1988 1991
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1982
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 4 4 2 3 3 1988 2008
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 2 1 1 1 2003 2003
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1945 1945
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1958 2007
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1962 2007
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 3 4 1 2 2 1943 1958
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2003
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1958 1958
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 94 1 1 1
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1988 1988
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 4 10 3 6 6 1958 1977
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 4 4 2 4 4 1976 2008
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 5 5 3 5 5 1955 1976
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 4 3 3 1990 2003
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Bates 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 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Harry S Truman
2 Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
4 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Harry S Truman
4 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles South Grand
6 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Harry S Truman
6 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Harry S Truman
6 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 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 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
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 Cherokee Plains
8 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 30 miles Harry S Truman
8 Phrynosoma cornutum Texas Horned Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
10 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Wooded Osage Plains
10 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Wooded Osage Plains
10 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Cherokee Plains
10 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Wooded Osage Plains
10 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Wooded Osage Plains

Checklist

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