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Johnson County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Johnson County has a total of 861 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 53 species and 170 localities. There are a total of 124 collectors and 295 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 396 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1903 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 18 and November 5, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Johnson County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Johnson 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 22 120 26 35 37 1908 1995
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 4 16 3 6 6 1939 2016
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 1 1 1
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 13 19 17 14 18 1909 1997
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 10 20 12 15 15 1908 1993
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 3 3 3 3 3 1954 1960
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 3 2 2 2 1976 1976
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 8 18 12 13 15 1940 1987
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 4 3 3 3 1972 1989
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 10 25 19 18 20 1960 1991
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 10 13 11 13 13 1960 2016
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 6 9 3 6 6 1909 1991
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 18 57 17 22 28 1946 1995
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 9 12 5 6 6 1939 1995
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 12 15 14 15 15 1938 1991
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 5 5 4 5 5 1967 1995
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 6 12 6 10 10 1946 2010
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 8 18 9 11 11 1904 1993
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 14 29 20 20 22 1908 1995
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 21 58 29 36 40 1908 1997
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1976 1976
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 9 24 13 12 15 1908 1997
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 6 9 6 6 7 1937 1976
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 4 9 6 7 7 1960 1982
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 13 40 13 15 18 1960 1997
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 3 5 2 3 3 1991 2009
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 8 21 7 10 10 1940 1989
Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake 1 3 1 1 1
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 7 8 5 7 8 1960 1992
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 11 18 12 13 13 1961 2008
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 3 4 2 4 4 1961 1976
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 20 41 29 30 35 1946 1997
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 8 16 10 12 12 1976 1995
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 12 46 18 22 24 1908 1991
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 3 5 4 4 4 1917 1984
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 11 34 10 14 15 1946 1993
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 6 9 8 8 9 1946 1991
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 9 12 9 12 12 1941 1991
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 3 2 3 3 1960 2008
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 8 12 12 10 11 1973 2014
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 14 19 14 14 14 1903 2014
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 10 14 9 11 11 1961 2001
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 14 22 18 19 21 1949 1997
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 3 3 3 1961 1990
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake 4 4 4 4 4 1981 2013
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 2 3 2 2 2 1940 1991

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Johnson 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 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles South Grand
6 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles South Grand
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
7 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies

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