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Caldwell County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Caldwell County has a total of 63 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 25 species and 45 localities. There are a total of 13 collectors and 22 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 24 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1933 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are April 1 and October 29, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Caldwell County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Caldwell 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 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 2 1 2 2 1954 1955
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1987 2013
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 10 2 5 5 1954 2017
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 3 10 1 3 3 1954 1954
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 5 5 3 3 3 1992 2016
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 2 2 1 1 2014 2014
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2017
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 1 2 2 2016 2017
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 3 3 3 3 1985 2017
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1954 2017
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 2 2 4 2 2 1933 2014
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 7 7 2 3 3 1992 2017
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Caldwell 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 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Grand
4 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Grand
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
9 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
10 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains

Checklist

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