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Lawrence County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Lawrence County has a total of 126 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 40 species and 91 localities. There are a total of 38 collectors and 57 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 60 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1931 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 22 and November 15, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Lawrence County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Lawrence 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 2 1 1 1935 1935
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 2 1 1 2009 2009
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 1 1 2 1 1 1991 1991
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 2 3 4 3 3 1967 2005
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1958 2009
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 5 5 5 4 4 1993 2005
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 5 5 6 5 5 1965 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 3 1 3
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 2 3 2 2 1993 2007
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 4 4 4 4 4 1993 2007
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 3 3 3 3 3 2003 2015
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 4 4 4 4 4 1935 2003
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 4 3 2 2 1934 1938
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 8 4 3 3 1935 2015
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 3 1 1 2015 2015
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 1 1 1 1982 1982
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 4 4 4 3 3 1939 2003
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 4 1 1 1
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 5 5 3 5 5 1994 2015
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1962 2013
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1991 1993
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 2 1 1 1 2005 2005
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 3 4 4 3 3 1992 2007
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 3 5 3 3 1931 2007
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 1 1 1 1991 1991
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 7 8 6 7 7 1942 2016
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 11 12 6 7 8 1932 2016
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1992 2009
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 4 3 3 1967 2015
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 11 11 6 10 10 1982 2016

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Lawrence 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 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Spring
2 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
5 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
5 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles James
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles James
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles James
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
8 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Phrynosoma cornutum Texas Horned Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
9 Ambystoma opacum Marbled 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.