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Camden County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Camden County has a total of 398 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 62 species and 106 localities. There are a total of 75 collectors and 152 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 164 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1930 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 21 and December 30, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Camden County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Camden 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 2 2 2 1978 2006
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 4 4 5 4 4 1947 2014
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 2 2 2 2 2 1982 1996
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 4 8 5 5 5 1947 2008
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 3 2 3 3 1937 1966
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 6 2 4 4 1950 1962
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 4 5 2 3 3 1979 1996
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 7 10 4 7 7 1948 2014
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 5 2 2 2 1948 1978
Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake 1 2 2 2 2 1964 1978
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 1975 2001
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 6 3 3 1967 1999
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 5 5 4 3 4 1981 2007
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 2 3 1 2 2 1934 1946
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 5 6 5 5 5 1948 2012
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 7 25 7 9 9 1947 1978
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 7 14 10 9 10 1930 1991
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 10 97 21 30 31 1930 1978
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 3 22 4 4 4 1966 1999
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 2 3 3 2 2 2012 2015
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1972
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 1985 1985
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 3 3 2 3 3 1964 2002
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 2 3 2 2 2 1971 2007
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 5 5 5 5 5 1934 2012
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 5 2 2 1983 2013
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 4 5 5 4 5 1955 1985
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1965 1978
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 3 3 3 3 3 1930 1978
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 5 7 6 6 6 1930 2013
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 2 6 5 4 4 1951 1966
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 4 4 4 4 4 1962 1982
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 2 3 2 2 1983 2011
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 6 6 4 6 6 1974 2013
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1931 1931
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 5 6 4 4 4 1938 2006
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 5 8 5 6 6 1963 2014
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 5 2 2 1999 1999
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1973 1973
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 7 14 3 7 7 1931 1997
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 3 26 3 5 6 1969 1978
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 2 2 2 2 2 2009 2009
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 6 10 4 5 5 1956 1978
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 3 6 2 3 3 1948 1978
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 5 2 2 2 1967 1978
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1967 2011
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1977
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1948 1966
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 7 7 5 4 4 1933 2015
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 4 5 3 3 1967 2007
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1985 2002
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 5 5 6 3 3 1992 2017
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 2 3 1 2 2 1982 1982

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Camden 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 Central Plateau
2 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Lake of the Ozarks
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
11 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

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