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Lafayette County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Lafayette County has a total of 67 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 30 species and 45 localities. There are a total of 24 collectors and 39 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 40 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1929 and its most recent collection year is 2014. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 1 and September 23, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Lafayette County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Lafayette 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 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 3 3 3 3 3 1960 1993
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 3 1 2 2 1962 1962
Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 1 1 2 1 1 1988 1988
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 4 3 3 1981 2014
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 3 8 5 3 3 1962 2014
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 2 1 2 2 1939 1939
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1962 1983
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1959 1959
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1993 1993
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 1 1 1 2006 2006
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 3 5 3 3 3 1929 1962
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 3 2 2 2 1962 1973
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 2 2 3 2 2 1992 1992
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 5 5 3 5 5 1937 1999
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1990 2014
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 1 2 1 1 1 1942 1942
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1994 1994
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 3 5 3 3 1960 2014
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 3 3 3 1984 1997
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 1 3 3 1989 1994

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Lafayette 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 maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Blackwater
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 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 5 miles Blackwater
2 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
2 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 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
4 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
4 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Blackwater
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies

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