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Dade County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Dade County has a total of 133 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 43 species and 97 localities. There are a total of 27 collectors and 53 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 56 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1936 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 1 and October 19, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Dade County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Dade 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 4 2 2 1982 2012
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 3 2 3 3 1982 2017
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 4 4 2 4 4 1982 2016
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 2000 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 5 3 4 4 1982 2015
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 4 4 3 4 4 1999 2015
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 2 1 1 1 1982 1982
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2011 2011
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 2 5 2 2 2007 2011
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 1940 1940
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1982 2007
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 6 3 3 1992 2007
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1987 2007
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 3 3 4 3 3 1992 2015
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2015
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 7 8 4 5 5 1982 2015
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 6 6 4 5 5 1992 2017
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2003
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 4 5 3 3 1936 2012
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 4 4 4 4 4 1985 2007
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 5 5 6 4 4 1974 2015
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 4 5 4 4 1983 2015
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 5 5 4 5 5 1999 2017
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 4 6 6 5 5 1999 2008
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 3 5 7 3 3 1999 2007
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2003
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 2 2 1 2 2 1985 1993
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 13 13 4 8 8 1982 2017
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 6 6 6 5 5 1982 2016
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1982 2008
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 5 3 3 1993 2006
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 6 6 6 6 6 1992 2016

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Dade 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 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed 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 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Sac
4 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 10 miles Sac
4 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
10 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Adjacent county, same watershed Spring

Checklist

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Notes

1 This species is not native to Missouri. Thus far, non-native reptiles in Missouri have only been found in urban areas and do not appear to constitute a threat to our native herpetofauna. This is not the case everywhere and non-native species that become invasive are considered by many biologists to be a major threat, second only to habitat loss, to our native species. Care should be taken to prevent the spread of this and all non-native species. Furthermore, it is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.