This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.


Chariton County, Missouri


Maps

Landmark Map

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

Natural Divisions Locality Map

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

Ecological Drainage Unit Locality Map

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

Major Watersheds Locality Map

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

Major Rivers Locality Map

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

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

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

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

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

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

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

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

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

Presettlement Prairie Locality Map

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

Historical Vegetation Map

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

WaterPrairieBarrens / Scrub
ForestWoodlandOpen Woodland

Geology Locality Map

Geology locality map for Chariton County, Missouri
Geology locality map for Chariton 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

Chariton County has a total of 147 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 39 species and 78 localities. There are a total of 28 collectors and 60 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 61 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1937 and its most recent collection year is 2020. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 18 and November 16, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Chariton County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Chariton 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 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 2 1 1 1 1961 1961
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 2 4 3 2 2 1941 1941
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 3 3 3 3 1938 1941
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2020
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 5 5 4 4 4 1948 2014
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 5 5 2 3 3 1983 2011
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 5 5 2 2 2 2015 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 6 6 3 6 6 1939 2016
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 2 4 2 2 2005 2013
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1938 1938
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 2012 2012
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 5 5 6 4 4 1939 2011
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1938 1938
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1939 1939
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 3 3 2 2 2 1981 2020
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2016
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 3 1 2 2 2013 2020
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 8 9 4 6 6 1938 2015
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 9 10 3 9 9 1938 2016
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 4 4 3 3 1938 1999
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 7 8 3 7 7 1999 2020
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2020 2020
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 3 1 1 1 2020 2020
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 3 3 1 3 3 2012 2016
Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga 7 23 5 12 12 1938 2003
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1999 2019
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1948 1962
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 4 3 3 3 1999 2015
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake 2 4 2 2 2 1937 1937
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 4 6 3 5 5 1999 2019
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 7 7 5 5 5 1992 2019

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Chariton 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 chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
7 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
9 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
10 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Rolling Loess Prairies
10 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Missouri Alluvial Plain
10 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Adjacent county, same watershed Lower Missouri-Moreau
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Missouri Alluvial Plain
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Rolling Loess Prairies
10 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Missouri Alluvial Plain
10 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Rolling Loess Prairies

Checklist

All MOHAP publications are released in portable document format (PDF), an ISO standard. You must download and install a reader (click icon below) to view these documents. A state checklist, including all counties, is available on the publications page.