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Lincoln County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Lincoln County has a total of 253 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 56 species and 68 localities. There are a total of 37 collectors and 122 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 137 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1909 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 20 and October 24, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Lincoln County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Lincoln 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 5 11 9 7 7 1964 2012
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 3 1 3 3 1978 2011
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 1 3 2 3 3 1978 2012
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 2 5 3 3 4 1979 2011
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 2 4 2 4 4 1978 2012
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 2 1 2 2 1999 2013
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1979 1979
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 6 3 5 5 1964 2013
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 4 3 2 2 1970 2012
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 2 2 1 2 2 1985 1985
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 2 2 2 2 1985 2016
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 6 8 7 7 8 1909 2012
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 2 1 2 2 1978 2010
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 5 2 3 3 1985 2012
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 4 4 4 4 1964 2012
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 7 13 9 6 9 1963 2013
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 2 3 2 3 3 1963 2009
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 1990 1990
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 2 1 1 1
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 1 2 2 2 2 1979 1979
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 3 5 1 5 5 1978 2012
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 10 12 7 11 11 1963 2011
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1979 2017
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 3 4 3 4 4 1964 2012
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 2 1 2 2 1980 1993
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 3 4 2 3 1941 1967
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 4 7 6 4 5 1963 2011
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 8 12 8 6 10 1963 2014
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 4 3 3 1941 2010
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 2015 2015
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 5 2 4 4 1979 2013
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 4 2 4 4 1978 2011
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 6 1 5 5 1978 2006
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 1981 2004
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 5 3 4 4 1963 2013
Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake 3 4 2 2 2 1993 1993
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 6 8 5 6 7 1963 2014
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 4 5 3 4 4 1964 2013
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 4 1 2 2 1980 2013
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 4 5 2 4 4 1912 2014
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 2 23 2 2 2 2004 2004
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 4 3 4 4 1964 2009
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 4 7 7 4 7 1963 2013
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 2 3 3 3 3 1910 2015
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 2 1 2 2 1997 2014
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 4 8 2 5 5 1979 2009
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 3 1 2 2 1978 2009
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 1 2 1 2 2 1985 2013
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 4 4 3 4 1971 2013
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 4 1 4 4 1978 2017
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 2 4 3 4 4 1978 2015

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Lincoln 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 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
6 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles The Sny
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
6 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
8 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills

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.