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Howell County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Howell County has a total of 180 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 49 species and 60 localities. There are a total of 42 collectors and 54 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 59 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1906 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 10 and November 13, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Howell County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Howell 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 2 3 3 1932 1939
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 3 2 2 2 1956 1956
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 2 3 4 2 2 1998 2006
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 3 2 1 1 1988 1988
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 2 2 5 2 2 2007 2008
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 3 2 3 1970 1970
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 4 4 4 4 4 2003 2007
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1976 2005
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2004 2004
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 2 2 1 2 2008 2008
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 2 2 2 2 1906 1906
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 15 1 1 1 1989 1989
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 8 1 1 1 1989 1989
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 1 2 2 2005 2005
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 3 2 2 2 1906 1906
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 2 2 2 2 1906 1906
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 2 1 2 2 1932 1932
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 3 1 1 2002 2002
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 3 1 1 2002 2002
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 64 1 3 3 1975 1976
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 3 3 3 3 1932 2007
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 3 4 5 4 4 1906 2007
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 4 5 3 4 5 1932 1998
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 2001 2005
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 3 4 3 2 2 1961 2005
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 3 2 2 2003 2003
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 5 2 3 3 1953 2002
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 1 1 1 1 1 1988 1988
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 3 3 4 2 3 1938 1969
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1969 1969
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1932 2007
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 2 2 2 2 1906 1906
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 1 2 1 1 1952 1952
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 3 2 2 1983 2007

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Howell 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 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 5 miles Current
2 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 5 miles Eleven Point
2 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 5 miles North Fork White
2 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles North Fork White
2 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 5 miles Current
2 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
4 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Current
4 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 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 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 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 Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
8 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
8 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
11 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

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