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Carter County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Carter County has a total of 346 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 59 species and 88 localities. There are a total of 83 collectors and 109 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 133 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 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 3 and October 15, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Carter County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Carter 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 65 16 12 12 1930 2003
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 5 5 6 4 5 1930 2008
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 3 4 3 3 3 1981 1997
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 3 4 3 3 3 1984 2001
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 4 4 5 4 4 1931 1993
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 3 7 3 3 3 1932 1941
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 4 5 6 4 5 1930 1989
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 3 2 2 2 1931 1970
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 6 7 10 7 7 1930 1999
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 3 4 4 4 4 1930 1934
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 2 3 2 2 1931 1931
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 3 9 7 7 7 1930 1967
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 7 9 4 7 1930 1993
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 8 10 7 8 8 1930 1989
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 11 22 15 11 14 1930 1997
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 6 16 7 9 9 1930 2008
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 1930 1930
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 1 2 2 1 1 1990 1990
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 2 1 1 1981 1981
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 2 2 1 1 1 2008 2008
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 1 1 3 1 1 2014 2014
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1983 1983
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 2 2 2 1949 1949
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 5 13 10 7 8 1930 1963
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 5 9 7 7 7 1930 1965
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 3 4 6 4 4 1930 1989
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 5 6 7 5 5 1931 1993
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 4 1 1 2008 2008
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 5 10 10 10 10 1930 1965
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 2 2 1 2 1930 1930
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 3 4 5 4 4 1930 2008
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 2001 2009
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1941 1989
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 6 5 5 5 1930 1941
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 3 3 3 3 3 1930 1979
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 6 9 7 8 8 1930 1989
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 2 4 4 4 4 1930 1941
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 4 13 9 7 7 1930 1997
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1997 2015
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 5 5 5 4 5 1930 1989
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1970 1970
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 10 16 16 11 15 1930 2003
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 4 5 9 5 5 1930 2003
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 2 9 4 3 4 1940 2008
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 3 4 9 3 3 1930 2004
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 4 6 4 4 1930 1952
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 3 3 6 3 3 1930 1993
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 8 8 5 6 6 1930 1966
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1930 1989
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1989 1989
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 2 2 2 1941 1983
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Carter 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 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Current
2 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Current
2 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles Eleven Point
2 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Black
4 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
4 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Current
4 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Black
4 Pseudacris fouquettei Cajun Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Black
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Current
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Eleven Point
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma Same watershed, within 20 miles Current
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Current
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
7 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
11 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

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