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Dent County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Dent County has a total of 218 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 54 species and 51 localities. There are a total of 60 collectors and 60 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 74 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1909 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 25 and October 17, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Dent County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Dent 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 3 4 5 3 3 1909 1964
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 4 6 4 4 1909 2013
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 1 17 2 2 2 1909 1909
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 1991 1991
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2004 2004
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1909 1964
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 5 6 6 5 5 1909 1976
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 2 2 2 2 1909 1964
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1909 1963
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 4 3 3 4 1909 1977
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 1909 2009
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 7 9 9 8 9 1909 2013
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 2 1 1 1997 1997
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 1 5 1 1 2003 2003
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 1 2 2 2 2 1909 1932
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 5 5 4 5 1909 1964
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 3 4 3 3 3 1933 1964
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1909 1933
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 5 1 1 2007 2007
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 1990 1990
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1909 1909
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 5 2 2 1909 2007
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 4 2 2 2 1909 1909
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 3 30 5 5 6 1909 1941
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 4 3 3 3 1909 1964
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 12 5 5 5 1909 1965
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 3 8 6 5 5 1909 2010
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 3 2 2 2 1909 1909
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1941 1941
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 5 6 4 4 1909 2013
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 3 3 2 3 1909 1964
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 3 3 3 3 3 1909 1965
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 2 5 5 4 4 1909 2010
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 3 2 2 1909 2008
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 7 17 11 8 12 1956 1980
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 4 4 2 4 1954 1964
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 4 2 2 2 1909 1909
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 2 2 2 2 1909 1909
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 6 10 7 6 6 1909 2014
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 5 1 1 2007 2007
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 4 2 2 2 1909 1909
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 4 4 4 4 1909 1941
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 3 2 2 2 1909 1909
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 2 3 2 2 2011 2011

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Dent 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 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
4 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 10 miles Current
4 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Current
6 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Meramec
6 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Current
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Current
10 Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Current River Hills

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