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Jasper County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Jasper County has a total of 226 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 52 species and 88 localities. There are a total of 44 collectors and 83 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 95 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1899 and its most recent collection year is 2019. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 2 and November 1, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Jasper County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Jasper 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 4 6 3 4 4 1955 2012
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 2018 2018
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 5 7 7 7 7 1899 2013
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 2 2 2 2 1964 2015
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1935 1935
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 4 3 3 3 1931 2012
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1964 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 7 5 5 6 1899 2019
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 4 3 4 4 1906 2013
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 6 28 4 6 7 1904 1964
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 1 1 1 1 1
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 3 14 3 3 4 1927 1983
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 2 3 3 3 3 1906 2015
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 2 3 3 3 3 1906 1958
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 2 2 1 1 1 2000 2000
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 4 13 5 4 4 1899 1992
Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle 1 1 1 1 1
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 3 3 3 3 1899 1974
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 2 2 2 2 1906 1906
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 3 3 3 3 3 1962 1964
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 3 5 4 4 4 1931 2012
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1934 1934
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 5 3 3 1899 2012
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 2 3 2 2 2 1906 1906
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 5 5 5 5 5 1961 2015
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 2 3 3 3 3 1899 1935
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 4 4 4 4 1906 1997
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 4 3 3 3 1906 2000
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 2 2 2 2 1899 1899
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 4 3 4 4 1982 2018
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 6 7 5 5 6 1899 2002
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1964 2018
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 2 2 3 2 2 1964 2003
Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard 3 5 3 3 3 2013 2019
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 4 2 2 1992 2012
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 3 6 4 3 4 1964 2000
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 3 3 3 3 3 2015 2019
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 1 3 2 2 3 1906 1906
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 11 2 4 4 1932 2013
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1964 2004
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 2 1 1 1
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 9 12 9 9 9 1930 2018
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 9 13 7 8 9 1899 2018
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1979 1979
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 3 3 3 3 1899 2019
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 4 2 2 1992 2015

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Jasper 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 Spring
2 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 5 miles Spring
2 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
4 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Spring
4 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Spring
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Phrynosoma cornutum Texas Horned Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
9 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands

Checklist

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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.