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Dallas County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Dallas County has a total of 195 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 50 species and 100 localities. There are a total of 52 collectors and 75 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 90 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 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 16 and November 14, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Dallas County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Dallas 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 1 2 2 1983 1987
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 5 5 9 5 5 1941 2014
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 2 4 4 3 4 2001 2002
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 2002 2002
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 4 2 2 2014 2014
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 2 4 2 2 1987 2001
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 2 2 1 1 2000 2000
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1992 2001
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2001 2001
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 4 4 4 4 4 1939 2014
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 15 67 11 19 20 1953 1986
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 2 4 2 2 1939 2000
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 2001 2010
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 1930 1965
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 6 6 7 6 6 1931 2016
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 3 3 3 3 3 1941 2016
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1992 2005
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 3 3 3 3 3 2002 2014
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 5 3 2 2 1975 2000
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 2 2 1 1 2000 2000
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2001 2001
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 6 1 1 2006 2006
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 4 6 6 5 5 1939 2001
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 3 5 3 3 1992 2002
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 5 5 7 5 5 1954 2010
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 2012 2012
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2000 2000
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 5 7 7 5 5 2000 2014
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 3 3 6 3 3 1992 2000
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 3 4 2 2 1939 2000
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 3 3 4 3 3 1939 2010
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 1987 2016
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 4 4 4 4 4 1992 2010
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 3 3 5 2 2 2000 2008
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 2 1 1 2000 2000
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 10 10 7 9 9 1954 2015
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1955 1955
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 4 4 4 4 4 2001 2016
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 2 3 3 2004 2014
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Dallas 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 Niangua
2 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
7 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
9 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands

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