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Chariton County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Chariton County has a total of 133 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 37 species and 69 localities. There are a total of 27 collectors and 56 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 57 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 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 27 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 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
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 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2016
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
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 5 6 3 5 5 1999 2016
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
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 2 2 2 2 2 1999 2016
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 3 5 3 4 4 1999 2015
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 6 6 5 4 4 1992 2011

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 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 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
4 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 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 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 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 Rolling Loess Prairies
7 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted 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 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till 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 Missouri Alluvial Plain
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Rolling Loess Prairies
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 Missouri Alluvial Plain

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