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Cass County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Cass County has a total of 108 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 43 species and 64 localities. There are a total of 22 collectors and 63 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 65 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1929 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 12 and December 8, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Cass County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Cass 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 5 5 4 4 4 1965 2014
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 5 1 3 3 1945 1951
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 2 3 2 2 2 1964 1993
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 1 2 2 1964 1965
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 4 4 3 3 1929 1992
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1977 2008
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1984 2003
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 2 2 2 1950 2016
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 3 1 2 2 1942 1942
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 2 2 1 2 1941 1941
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1990 1990
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 2 2 3 2 2 1992 1992
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 6 6 3 5 5 1979 2017
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1941 1941
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 2 2 3 2 2 1993 1994
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1984
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1959 2008
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 1 1 2 1 1 2004 2004
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 5 5 6 5 5 1964 2003
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 2 1 1 2004 2004
Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 1957 1957
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 2004 2007
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1945 1945
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 4 3 4 4 1948 2014
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1940 1961
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 6 3 2 2 1940 1949
Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink 2 5 1 3 3 1941 1941
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 4 1 1 1992 1992
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 2 1 2 2 1964 1965
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 3 4 3 3 3 1934 2008
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 1940 1964
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 1 2 2 1941 1950
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 1941 2014
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1968 1984
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 2 2 2 2011 2014
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 5 5 4 5 5 1956 2008
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake 1 2 1 2 2 1964 1964

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Cass 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 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
4 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles South Grand
6 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
9 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
9 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
9 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
11 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Central Irregular Plains
11 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Central Irregular Plains

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