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Cooper County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Cooper County has a total of 111 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 42 species and 48 localities. There are a total of 27 collectors and 43 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 46 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 2013. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 20 and November 9, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Cooper County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Cooper 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 16 1 1 1
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad 1 2 1 1 1 1976 1976
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 3 1 1 1997 1997
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 1 2 2 1990 1990
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 4 6 5 4 5 1966 2008
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 2 2 2 1968 1996
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 4 2 2 2 1952 1998
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 3 4 2 2 2 1946 1946
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 2000 2000
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 1 2 2 1966 1981
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 4 7 5 3 3 1929 2000
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 3 4 2 2 1929 1956
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 3 1 1 1997 1997
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 2 1 1 1
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 2 1 2 2 1967 1982
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 1 1 1 1 1
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 3 4 3 3 1929 1968
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 2 1 1 1 2011 2011
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 2 3 1 1 1997 1997
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1991 2013
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 3 11 3 3 3 1952 1968
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 1968 2008
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 3 4 1 2 2 1975 1975
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 1 2 2 1999 2013
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 3 3 4 3 3 1965 1982
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2005
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 1 1 1

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Cooper 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 Anaxyrus americanus American Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Prairie Ozark Border
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Lamine
8 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
9 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
10 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Rolling Loess Prairies
10 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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