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Butler County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Butler County has a total of 521 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 68 species and 90 localities. There are a total of 75 collectors and 148 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 187 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 2014. 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 6 6 9 6 6 1935 1996
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 4 10 4 4 5 1897 1909
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 4 4 5 3 4 1966 1999
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 4 17 6 8 11 1897 1998
Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander 5 29 10 15 19 1986 1998
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 7 12 6 7 7 1906 1970
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 2 2 2 2 1903 1903
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 7 15 6 8 8 1898 1994
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 5 10 11 8 10 1906 1999
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 2 3 2 2 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 6 12 7 5 6 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
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 4 4 3 4 4 1958 1995
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 4 6 4 5 5 1957 1996
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 3 3 1 3 1987 1987
Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle 7 18 5 7 8 1898 1968
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 5 5 5 5 5 1939 1995
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 5 2 2 2003 2014
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 6 18 7 11 12 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 7 14 11 11 11 1906 1999
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1961
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 3 3 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 7 4 6 6 1898 1962
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 4 4 6 4 4 1949 1970
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 3 3 3 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 2 3 2 2 2 1935 1935
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 3 6 3 5 5 1898 1995
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 5 14 8 11 11 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 4 7 5 4 5 1898 1999
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 4 2 4 4 1994 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 Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma Same watershed, within 5 miles Current
2 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Saint Francis
4 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Saint Francis
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 Saint Francis
4 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Saint 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 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
10 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Current River Hills
11 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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