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Buchanan County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Buchanan County has a total of 83 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 34 species and 36 localities. There are a total of 17 collectors and 29 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 31 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1921 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 3 and November 18, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Buchanan County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Buchanan 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 1 7 2 1 2 1933 1933
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 1956 1956
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 2 3 2 3 3 1939 1956
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 2 2 2 2 1962 1962
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 17 2 3 3 1933 1976
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1933 1976
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 2 2 2 1993 2004
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 6 2 2 2 1947 1954
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1957 1957
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1933 1986
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Pantherophis ramspotti Western Foxsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1940 1957
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2011 2011
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 2 2 2 2 2 2002 2002
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1957 1957
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1921 1921
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 10 2 3 3 1933 1947
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 2 3 3 1958 2017

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Buchanan 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 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Platte
2 Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Heterodon nasicus Plains Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
9 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains

Checklist

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