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Callaway County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Callaway County has a total of 246 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 52 species and 114 localities. There are a total of 43 collectors and 96 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 107 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 February 12 and November 6, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Callaway County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Callaway 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 2 2 3 2 2 1940 2013
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 2 2 2 2 1981 2005
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 3 3 3 3 3 1999 2011
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 10 27 11 9 10 1948 2013
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 5 5 2 3 3 1975 1998
Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad 4 18 2 7 7 1969 1975
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 3 4 3 3 3 1998 2005
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 2 2 1 1 1 1998 1998
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 2 2 1 1 2000 2000
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 5 5 3 4 4 1988 2000
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 4 4 4 4 4 1909 2001
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 5 1 4 4 1998 2014
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 2 2 2 2 2 1999 1999
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 3 3 2 2 2002 2005
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2011 2011
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 2 6 2 2 1975 2005
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 2 1 1 1 1969 1969
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 2 2 1 1 1 1999 1999
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 4 4 1 4 4 1997 2013
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1970 2014
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 5 5 4 5 5 1976 2016
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 4 2 2 2003 2005
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 7 14 7 10 11 1945 2001
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 2 4 2 3 3 1994 1998
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 4 4 4 4 4 1941 2013
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 2 1 1 1 2000 2000
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 4 4 5 4 4 1940 2000
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 4 6 3 4 4 1965 2001
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 3 2 2 1929 2002
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 3 4 2 2 2 1975 2016
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 3 3 1 3 3 1998 2002
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 1982 1986
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 4 2 2 1999 2005
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1975 1975
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 3 10 3 3 3 1975 2011
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 2 2 2 1975 2002
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 3 13 4 3 3 1969 1984
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 2 1 1 1999 1999
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 8 40 4 7 9 1969 2013
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1995 2004
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 3 3 6 3 3 2001 2013
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 9 9 7 9 9 1938 2005
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1999 2012
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 2 2 1 1 2000 2000
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Callaway 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 Claypan Prairie
2 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Missouri
2 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
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
2 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
4 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
8 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri
10 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Claypan Prairie
10 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

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