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Jackson County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Jackson County has a total of 2,070 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 61 species and 308 localities. There are a total of 53 collectors and 496 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 569 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1857 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 23 and December 22, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Jackson County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Jackson 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 17 55 7 19 20 1904 1997
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 22 76 3 33 35 1926 1981
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 3 3 2 2 3 1938 1938
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 6 9 2 5 5 1937 1978
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 12 18 5 16 18 1938 1963
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 36 132 6 43 44 1908 1978
Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad 2 4 1 2 2 1948 1951
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 12 140 3 20 22 1937 1963
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1936 1936
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 4 4 2 4 4 1962 1987
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 4 5 2 3 3 1962 1982
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 11 54 7 18 19 1914 1962
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 8 10 3 7 7 1909 1990
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 11 12 2 6 6 1936 1979
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 33 62 8 36 41 1914 1982
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 3 3 2 2 2 1937 1937
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 30 82 6 32 32 1929 2003
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 13 54 5 20 21 1932 1995
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 22 170 6 30 33 1926 1997
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 18 53 3 24 26 1926 1982
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 23 29 5 20 22 1908 2001
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle 1 6 2 3 3 1936 1941
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 17 20 5 15 15 1935 1991
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 11 16 3 11 13 1938 1984
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 22 43 6 27 28 1857 1962
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 15 82 7 19 19 1904 1978
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 16 48 6 17 17 1909 1978
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 6 8 5 6 6 1908 1962
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 2 2 1 2 2 1937 1937
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1908 1908
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1943 1943
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 27 113 6 26 26 1908 1978
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 15 16 3 10 10 1932 1978
Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake 7 8 1 3 3 1909 1933
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 5 8 1 5 5 1936 1941
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 23 35 7 26 29 1932 1983
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 4 5 2 4 4 1938 1960
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 26 103 7 28 33 1901 1995
Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink 1 5 1 3 3 1940 1941
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 3 2 2 2011 2016
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 12 52 6 18 19 1908 1979
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 24 78 6 12 14 1928 1978
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 3 2 2 2 1999 1999
Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga 2 2 1 2 2 1915 1915
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 6 126 2 10 11 1942 1981
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 4 4 1 2 2 1938 1938
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 13 51 5 20 21 1908 1978
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 2 3 1 2 2 1938 1938
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 3 4 2 4 4 1962 1983
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 12 24 3 13 13 1915 1990
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 7 15 3 7 7 1908 1966
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1857 1857
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 30 104 9 32 32 1908 2004
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 3 2 3 3 1963 1963
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake 15 34 6 22 23 1935 1993
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 14 22 4 16 17 1936 1982

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Jackson 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 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
3 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
6 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
10 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Wooded Osage Plains
10 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Wooded Osage Plains

Checklist

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