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Clinton County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Clinton County has a total of 106 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 23 species and 27 localities. There are a total of 11 collectors and 33 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 33 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1950 and its most recent collection year is 2003. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are April 11 and November 7, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Clinton County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Clinton 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 2 2 2 2 2 1962 1986
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 57 1 9 9 1961 1962
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 15 1 2 2 1960 1960
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1958 1958
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1982
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 1 2 2 1960 1961
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 2 1 1 1 1982 1982
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1959 1968
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 2 2 2 1960 1962
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 3 2 3 3 1961 1962
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 3 1 3 3 1961 1961
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 3 2 2 2 1961 1967

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Clinton 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 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Platte
2 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
7 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
7 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
7 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
8 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 30 miles Upper Grand
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Pantherophis ramspotti Western Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 30 miles Upper Grand
8 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
9 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
10 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains

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