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Carter County, Missouri


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Landmark Map

Landmark locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Landmark locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Interstate HighwayRailroadUS Army Corps of Engineers
US HighwayDepartment of ConservationUS Fish and Wildlife Service
State HighwayDepartment of Natural ResourcesNational Park Service
County HighwayUS Forest ServiceUS Department of Defense

Locator Map

Locator map for Carter County, Missouri
Locator map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural divisions and sections locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Natural Divisions locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Ecological Drainage Unit Locality Map

Ecological drainage unit locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Major Watersheds locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Rivers Locality Map

Major rivers locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Major Rivers locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregion locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregion locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregion locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Presettlement Prairie Locality Map

Presettlement prairie locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Presettlement Prairie locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical Vegetation Map

Historical vegetation map for Carter County, Missouri
Historical Vegetation map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

WaterPrairieBarrens / Scrub
ForestWoodlandOpen Woodland

Geology Locality Map

Geology locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Geology locality map for Carter County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

AlluviumSandstoneDolomiteLimestone
ClaySandstone / LimestoneDolomite / LimestoneLimestone / Sandstone
IgneousSandstone / DolomiteDolomite / ShaleLimestone / Shale
Limestone / Sandstone / Shale

Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Carter County has a total of 418 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 64 species and 112 localities. There are a total of 103 collectors and 128 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 167 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 7 66 18 13 13 1930 2003
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 5 5 6 4 5 1930 2008
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 5 6 5 5 5 1964 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 7 7 8 6 7 1931 2003
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 4 8 5 4 4 1932 2002
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 5 6 7 5 6 1930 1989
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 5 6 6 5 5 1931 2002
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 4 2 2 2002 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 8 9 13 9 9 1930 2002
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 9 13 11 10 10 1930 1989
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 12 25 20 14 17 1930 1997
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 6 16 7 9 9 1930 2008
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 3 4 5 3 3 1930 2002
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 2 2 3 2 2 2002 2002
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
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1970 1970
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1964 1997
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1983 1997
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 4 5 7 5 5 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 9 14 15 13 14 1930 2004
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 2 2 1 2 1930 1930
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 5 6 9 5 6 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 6 8 9 7 7 1930 2002
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 5 5 6 5 5 1930 2002
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 8 12 10 10 10 1930 2002
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 2 4 4 4 4 1930 1941
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 6 15 12 9 9 1930 2002
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 5 6 7 5 6 1964 2015
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 6 6 7 5 6 1930 2002
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1970 1970
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 11 21 17 12 16 1930 2003
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 7 8 13 8 8 1930 2003
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 1 3 1 1 1 1970 1970
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 2 9 4 3 4 1940 2008
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 5 6 12 4 5 1930 2004
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 6 9 6 6 1930 2002
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 4 4 8 4 4 1930 2002
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 2 2 4 2 2 2002 2005
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 10 10 9 8 8 1930 2002
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 4 4 5 4 4 1941 2002
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 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
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 Eleven Point
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Current
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 Upper Black
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Current
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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