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Boone County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Boone County has a total of 1,260 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 55 species and 200 localities. There are a total of 113 collectors and 297 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 361 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1909 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 7 and December 21, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Boone County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Boone 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 6 21 7 7 7 1952 2008
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 14 20 17 19 20 1940 2012
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 8 46 10 17 18 1969 2013
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 10 14 9 12 12 1911 2016
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 15 53 8 18 21 1911 2005
Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 4 4 2 4 4 1998 2004
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 5 5 4 4 5 1994 2007
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 14 32 8 20 24 1965 2000
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 9 15 5 8 10 1957 2000
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 12 16 6 12 13 1962 2009
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 22 57 9 27 31 1945 1997
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 13 15 12 13 14 1934 2014
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 19 141 15 27 32 1909 2002
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 7 14 6 8 9 1940 2002
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 7 2 2 2 1969 1969
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 7 8 3 8 8 1961 2014
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 9 13 7 13 13 1923 2014
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 7 29 12 9 10 1936 2004
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 15 21 11 19 20 1933 2008
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 11 14 7 11 12 1964 2004
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 13 15 7 13 13 1909 2015
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 3 4 5 4 4 1940 1984
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 6 7 4 7 7 1978 2009
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 7 25 7 8 8 1945 2013
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 8 12 6 10 10 1912 2013
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 17 50 10 23 26 1931 2007
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 5 15 10 9 12 1945 1982
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 9 16 9 9 10 1952 2010
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 15 135 12 23 28 1911 2001
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 7 9 8 8 9 1940 1998
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1933 1933
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 3 6 3 5 5 1960 2001
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 8 13 8 12 13 1940 2013
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1946 1946
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 14 45 7 21 27 1964 2004
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 11 22 7 14 18 1966 2002
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 1 1 1 1 1
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 7 47 7 10 11 1964 1980
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 7 20 7 8 9 1968 1991
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 12 28 12 17 18 1944 2009
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 19 62 6 16 20 1958 1978
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 2 4 1 2 2 1969 1970
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 6 8 5 8 8 1965 2002
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 13 28 4 16 18 1978 1999
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 10 15 7 9 11 1964 1999
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 7 8 5 6 7 1955 2003
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 11 20 6 14 16 1958 2011
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 9 14 7 11 12 1971 2008
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 4 4 4 3 4 2005 2009
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 20 74 10 24 28 1978 2007

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Boone 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 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
4 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles South Fork Salt
4 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
6 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
7 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
10 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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