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Douglas County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Douglas County has a total of 120 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 48 species and 69 localities. There are a total of 34 collectors and 54 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 58 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1928 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 10 and December 28, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Douglas County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Douglas 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 2003 2014
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 3 3 3 1973 2008
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 1 2 2 1 1 1998 1998
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 2004 2004
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 5 3 3 2002 2008
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 2 2 2 2 2 1948 1969
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 3 4 3 3 1972 2007
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 3 8 3 3 3 1928 1960
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 2 2 1 1 1 1928 1928
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 3 17 4 12 12 1953 2016
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 2 1 1 1 1983 1983
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 2 2 2 2 2000 2014
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 3 2 2 2 1976 1976
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 4 3 3 1972 2008
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1993 2016
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 2 4 2 2 1972 2008
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 2 3 2 2 1978 1993
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1978 1978
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1972 1972
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 3 2 2 2 1972 1983
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 4 6 5 4 4 1928 2007
Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander 4 6 3 2 3 1995 2007
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 2 2 2 1976 1993
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 1 1 3 1 1 2004 2004
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 3 1 1 1 1972 1972
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 2 2 3 2 2 2008 2008
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1972 1983
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1972 2002
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 5 6 4 4 5 1983 2008
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 1 2 2 1993 1993
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 5 5 4 3 3 2005 2016
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 2 1 1 1 1976 1976

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Douglas 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 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles North Fork White
2 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
3 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Ozark Highlands
3 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Ozark Highlands
3 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Ozark Highlands
4 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles North Fork White
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Bull Shoals Lake
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Bull Shoals Lake
6 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles North Fork White
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles North Fork White
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Bull Shoals Lake
6 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
7 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
11 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

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