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Lawrence County, Missouri


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 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 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 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles James
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
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 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 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 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
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
9 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 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.