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Holt County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Holt County has a total of 326 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 38 species and 97 localities. There are a total of 28 collectors and 111 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 120 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1939 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 1 and October 31, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Holt County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Holt 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 3 4 2 3 3 1956 1959
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 4 7 2 4 4 1966 1978
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 4 14 5 4 4 1942 1993
Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad 4 9 3 4 4 1965 1967
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 3 4 3 4 4 1957 1966
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 1 1 1 1968 1968
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 6 6 4 5 5 1967 2017
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 7 7 6 7 7 1966 2017
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 9 13 4 12 12 1939 2017
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 4 7 2 5 5 1959 1966
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 4 8 3 4 4 1959 2017
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1984 2000
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 2 1 1 1 1959 1959
Heterodon nasicus Plains Hog-nosed Snake 3 5 2 3 3 1942 1969
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1959 2016
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 4 5 2 4 4 1966 2016
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 2 2 2 1953 2017
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1941 1941
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 8 27 6 20 21 1939 2017
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 1 1 1 2017 2017
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1953 1980
Pantherophis ramspotti Western Foxsnake 5 8 4 6 7 1953 1980
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1994
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1959 1967
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 5 12 4 10 10 1939 2017
Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga 16 74 9 33 35 1939 2017
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 4 4 2 4 4 2006 2017
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 4 15 3 14 15 1979 2017
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake 12 24 6 17 17 1953 2017
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 6 46 9 23 24 1966 2017
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Holt 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 Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain

Checklist

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