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De Kalb County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

De Kalb County has a total of 64 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 15 species and 16 localities. There are a total of 9 collectors and 16 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 16 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1941 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are April 15 and October 29, respectively. If you have a new record to report for De Kalb County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for De Kalb 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 2 1 1 2006 2006
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 7 1 1 1 1962 1962
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1992 2016
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 1 23 1 2 2 1960 1960
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 18 3 4 4 1960 2017
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 2 1 1 1941 1941
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1962 1986
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 2 2 2 1986 2016

Potential Species Records

Potential species for De Kalb 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 Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 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 Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 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 Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Grand
6 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Platte
6 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Grand
6 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Pantherophis ramspotti Western Foxsnake 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 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Grand
6 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
7 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
7 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
7 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies

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