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Iron County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Iron County has a total of 234 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 46 species and 96 localities. There are a total of 70 collectors and 71 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 101 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1923 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 5 and November 13, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Iron County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Iron 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 5 9 8 5 5 1951 2016
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 4 2 2 1991 2009
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 5 7 9 6 6 1950 2009
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 2 2 1 2 1963 1963
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 2 1 1 1991 1991
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 4 4 7 4 4 1923 2009
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 2 3 3 1950 2009
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 2 1 1 2009 2009
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 8 10 9 6 8 1954 2009
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 5 7 7 4 5 1950 1974
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 12 32 24 10 22 1950 2009
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 8 10 9 7 10 1930 1976
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2009 2009
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 3 3 3 3 3 1972 2003
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 2 2 2 1 2 1963 1963
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 5 2 2 1981 1981
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 5 6 10 5 6 1933 2009
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 2 2 2 1981 2009
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 3 3 3 3 3 1941 1963
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1933 1933
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1933 1933
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2015 2015
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 4 2 2 1933 1933
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 2 3 2 2 2001 2009
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 1979 1979
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 3 3 2 2 1999 2009
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2009 2009
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 5 3 3 1991 2011
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 9 11 10 9 10 1923 2009
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 7 22 10 10 14 1963 2009
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 11 26 13 21 24 1959 2013
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 3 2 2 1950 2009
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 9 19 8 8 8 1923 2009
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 3 2 2 2 1971 2009
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 2 3 1 1
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 4 4 5 3 3 1962 2009
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 5 7 11 5 5 1940 2009
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 2 1 1 1
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 5 3 3 1933 2007
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 4 4 5 4 4 1974 2009

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Iron 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 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Black
2 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Saint Francis
2 Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Saint Francis
2 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Black
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Black
2 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Saint Francis
2 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
4 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Saint Francis
4 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Meramec River Hills
5 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
6 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Saint Francis
7 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Meramec River Hills
8 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Meramec River Hills
8 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 30 miles Meramec
8 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
8 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Big
8 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Upper Black
8 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Meramec
9 Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Pseudacris fouquettei Cajun Chorus Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Adjacent county, same watershed Meramec

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