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Hickory County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Hickory County has a total of 124 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 47 species and 69 localities. There are a total of 38 collectors and 56 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 66 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1938 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 4 and December 31, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Hickory County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Hickory 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 1990 1990
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 3 3 3 1951 2010
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 1999 2011
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 6 2 2 1986 1998
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1964 1990
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 1 1 1 1938 1938
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 3 5 2 3 3 1964 1985
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 2 3 3 1992 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 4 4 4 4 4 1961 2005
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 4 4 5 4 4 1950 2010
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 7 7 5 6 6 1940 1976
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 4 1 1 1 1967 1967
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1964 1964
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1964 1992
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1992
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 3 3 3 3 3 1967 2016
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 3 2 2 2 1990 2006
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 4 5 6 5 5 1964 2006
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 1946 1946
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 6 7 4 6 6 1964 2004
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 4 5 3 4 4 1985 2011
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 5 5 4 3 3 1964 2005
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1940 1940
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1950 2007
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 3 3 3 3 3 1946 1964
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 4 5 5 4 5 1961 1969
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 4 4 6 4 4 1961 2011
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1992 2006
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 3 3 2 3 3 1992 2015
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 4 4 5 4 4 1985 2013
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1966 1990
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 6 6 6 5 5 1966 2006
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 4 3 3 1992 2004
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Hickory 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 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Harry S Truman
2 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Harry S Truman
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Lake of the Ozarks
6 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 20 miles Niangua
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lake of the Ozarks
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Niangua
8 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
10 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Springfield Plateau

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