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Christian County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Christian County has a total of 329 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 56 species and 109 localities. There are a total of 64 collectors and 109 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 123 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 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 3 and November 22, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Christian County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Christian 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 3 3 3 3 3 1938 1972
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 3 3 3 2008 2016
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1954 1954
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 4 4 5 3 4 2009 2016
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 3 3 4 3 3 1987 2013
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 5 5 5 4 4 1967 2013
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 3 6 7 3 3 1961 1976
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 7 9 11 7 7 1962 2013
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 4 3 3 2013 2017
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 4 2 2 2003 2007
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 4 4 1 3 3 2011 2013
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 3 3 2 3 3 1961 1972
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 7 9 12 7 7 1967 2013
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 7 12 14 8 9 1960 2013
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 3 6 11 3 5 1982 2003
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 4 36 9 5 5 1949 1982
Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander 3 6 5 5 5 1984 1997
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 2 1 1 1 1967 1967
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 3 3 5 3 3 2013 2016
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 5 21 3 8 8 1961 1974
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 4 4 5 4 4 1965 2013
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1974 1974
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 3 4 6 3 4 1991 2013
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 4 5 5 4 4 1930 2013
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 4 5 3 3 1967 1973
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 4 6 6 3 4 1976 2013
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 7 8 13 8 8 1950 2016
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1970 1970
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 5 5 7 5 5 1961 1993
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 7 15 8 7 7 1954 1973
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 3 3 5 3 3 1967 2003
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 7 15 8 7 7 1958 2017
Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander 9 20 10 8 11 1967 2017
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 5 13 5 5 5 2005 2013
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 3 3 2 2 2 2005 2005
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 8 11 12 9 9 1954 1976
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 8 15 11 8 8 1954 1976
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 5 9 8 5 5 1967 2008
Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 6 2 2 1973 2017
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 3 3 5 3 3 1973 2014
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 5 6 9 6 6 1962 1993
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 6 6 7 6 6 1957 2016
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 3 1 1 1973 1973
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 4 4 7 4 4 1967 2002
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 4 3 3 2006 2017
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 6 11 10 7 7 1961 2003

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Christian 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 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 5 miles Sac
2 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles James
2 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles James
2 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles James
2 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles James
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Bull Shoals Lake
8 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
10 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county White River Hills
11 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

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