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Gasconade County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Gasconade County has a total of 125 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 51 species and 79 localities. There are a total of 44 collectors and 50 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 61 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1933 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 27 and December 5, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Gasconade County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Gasconade 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 4 17 8 4 4 1950 2013
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 3 3 3 2002 2006
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 2 3 2 2 2 1947 1980
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 4 4 4 4 4 1978 2014
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 2 3 4 2 3 1975 2015
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 2 1 1 2009 2009
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 2 2 1 1 2002 2002
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 3 3 8 3 3 2006 2006
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 2 1 1 1941 1941
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 6 3 3 2006 2008
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 4 4 3 4 4 1991 2015
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 1 1 4 1 1 2006 2006
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 4 5 3 3 2011 2013
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 2 2 6 2 2 1983 2013
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2000 2000
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 2 2 5 1 2 2006 2006
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 2 2 5 2 2 2006 2006
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 3 2 2 2 1973 1973
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1974 2000
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 4 2 2 1941 1989
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 5 5 6 4 5 1991 2013
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 3 3 5 2 2 2002 2013
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 4 2 2 2 2002 2011
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 2 2 1 1 2006 2006
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 4 4 4 4 4 1967 2013
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 1 3 1 1 2013 2013
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 4 4 1 2 2 2008 2011
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1965 1965
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1934 2007
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1965 1980
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 2 2 4 1 1 2013 2013
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 3 4 2 3 1965 2002
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 2 1 1 2001 2001
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1980 2015
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 1 1 1
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 5 6 5 5 5 1933 2013
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1958 2008
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 5 2 2 2006 2006
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Gasconade 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 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
6 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
8 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
10 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Central Plateau
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Central Plateau
10 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

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