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Daviess County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Daviess County has a total of 55 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 25 species and 35 localities. There are a total of 12 collectors and 20 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 23 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1940 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are April 20 and October 29, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Daviess County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Daviess 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 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 2 2 2 2 1950 2003
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 2 1 1 1941 1941
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1940 2001
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 8 4 5 5 1940 2016
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 2 2 4 2 2 2014 2014
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 11 3 4 4 1940 2016
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1958 2015
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1990 2001
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 2 2 2 1940 2008
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1940 2015
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 3 2 2 2001 2015
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2003
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 1 1 1 2016 2016
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 2 2 2 1960 2012

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Daviess 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 Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Grand
2 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Grand
4 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains

Checklist

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