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Jefferson County, Missouri


Potential Species Records

Potential species for Jefferson 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 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Meramec
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Meramec
2 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles Meramec
2 Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Meramec
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Big
2 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Big
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Meramec River Hills
7 Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
8 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Meramec River Hills
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Middle Mississippi Alluvial Plain
9 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands

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.