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Butler County, Missouri


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Landmark Map

Landmark locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Landmark locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Interstate HighwayRailroadUS Army Corps of Engineers
US HighwayDepartment of ConservationUS Fish and Wildlife Service
State HighwayDepartment of Natural ResourcesNational Park Service
County HighwayUS Forest ServiceUS Department of Defense

Locator Map

Locator map for Butler County, Missouri
Locator map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural divisions and sections locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Natural Divisions locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Ecological Drainage Unit Locality Map

Ecological drainage unit locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Major Watersheds locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Rivers Locality Map

Major rivers locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Major Rivers locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregion locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregion locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregion locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Presettlement Prairie Locality Map

Presettlement prairie locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Presettlement Prairie locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical Vegetation Map

Historical vegetation map for Butler County, Missouri
Historical Vegetation map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

WaterPrairieBarrens / Scrub
ForestWoodlandOpen Woodland

Geology Locality Map

Geology locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Geology locality map for Butler County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

AlluviumSandstoneDolomiteLimestone
ClaySandstone / LimestoneDolomite / LimestoneLimestone / Sandstone
IgneousSandstone / DolomiteDolomite / ShaleLimestone / Shale
Limestone / Sandstone / Shale

Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Butler County has a total of 568 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 72 species and 105 localities. There are a total of 81 collectors and 158 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 203 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1897 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 19 and November 21, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Butler County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Butler 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 6 7 6 6 1898 1994
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 8 8 10 8 8 1935 1996
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 4 10 4 4 5 1897 1909
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 5 5 6 4 5 1966 1999
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 5 19 7 9 12 1897 1998
Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander 5 29 10 15 19 1986 1998
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 10 17 9 8 9 1906 1970
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 2 2 2 2 1903 1903
Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 7 15 6 8 8 1898 1994
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 5 10 11 8 10 1906 1999
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 3 3 4 3 3 1932 1995
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 3 3 3 3 1901 1994
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1898 1898
Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle 3 9 4 5 6 1898 1995
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 4 3 3 3 1939 1987
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 3 1 1 2007 2007
Deirochelys reticularia Western Chicken Turtle 3 3 4 3 3 1960 1995
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 3 3 2 2 1994 1994
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1935 1992
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1935 1935
Farancia abacura Western Mudsnake 7 13 8 5 7 1898 1967
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 4 17 5 8 8 1898 1995
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 1 1 4 1 1 1996 1996
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 5 5 4 5 5 1958 1995
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 5 7 5 6 6 1957 1996
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 2 4 4 2 4 1970 1987
Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle 8 19 6 8 9 1898 1968
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1965 2001
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 7 8 6 7 7 1939 1995
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 5 2 2 2003 2014
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 7 20 8 12 13 1899 1995
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 4 11 6 8 8 1897 1995
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 3 2 2 2 1906 1906
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 8 15 12 12 12 1906 1999
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1961
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 4 4 3 3 3 1956 1970
Nerodia cyclopion Mississippi Green Watersnake 2 4 3 3 4 1897 1907
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 8 23 8 7 8 1898 1949
Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake 3 13 5 8 10 1897 1996
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 3 10 7 7 8 1898 1970
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 5 60 3 3 5 1937 1975
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 3 3 2 3 1897 1897
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 5 5 7 5 5 1949 1970
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 2 3 2 2 1970 1970
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 5 7 6 6 6 1956 1995
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 2 3 3 3 3 1987 1994
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 4 7 5 6 6 1935 1995
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 4 9 4 7 7 1898 1995
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 3 7 3 4 4 1935 1950
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 4 16 4 5 5 1935 1992
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 2 2 2 1935 1994
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 3 6 3 3 3 1935 1970
Pseudacris fouquettei Cajun Chorus Frog 1 1 5 1 1 2013 2013
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 4 4 9 4 4 1932 2005
Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 4 7 4 6 6 1898 1995
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 5 16 9 12 13 1897 1995
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 4 24 5 5 5 1899 1971
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 2 2 1 2 2 1960 1962
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 5 5 4 5 5 1949 1996
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 2 1 1 1 1935 1935
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 3 1 1 1970 1970
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 7 10 7 8 9 1898 1994
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 5 9 6 6 7 1898 1999
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 6 3 5 5 1970 1995
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 10 13 8 10 10 1898 2008
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Butler 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 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
4 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
4 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Current
4 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper St. Francis
4 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper St. Francis
6 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 20 miles Current
6 Heterodon gloydi Dusty Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
6 Pseudacris illinoensis Illinois Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
8 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
8 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
8 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
9 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
9 Lampropeltis nigra Eastern Black Kingsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
11 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Mississippi Alluvial Plain
11 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

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