This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.


Jackson County, Missouri


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
4 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
5 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Irregular Plains
6 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
7 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular 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
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

Notes

1 This species is not native to Missouri. Thus far, non-native reptiles in Missouri have only been found in urban areas and do not appear to constitute a threat to our native herpetofauna. This is not the case everywhere and non-native species that become invasive are considered by many biologists to be a major threat, second only to habitat loss, to our native species. Care should be taken to prevent the spread of this and all non-native species. Furthermore, it is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.