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Macon County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Macon County has a total of 63 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 33 species and 35 localities. There are a total of 19 collectors and 45 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 47 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1916 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 10 and October 4, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Macon County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Macon 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 2 2 2 2 2 1992 1996
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 2 4 2 3 3 1967 1996
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2015 2015
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1992 1996
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 2 1 1 2013 2013
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 4 5 3 3 3 1962 2013
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 3 3 3 1993 2012
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 2 1 2 2 1916 1916
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1983 1997
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 4 4 3 4 4 1921 2017
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 3 3 3 3 3 1933 2003
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1996 1996
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1992 1996
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 1 2 1 2 2 1996 1996
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1996 2011
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1992 1996
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 3 1 3 3 1994 1994
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1933 2003
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 3 3 3 1996 2017

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Macon 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 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles North Fork Salt
4 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles South Fork Salt
8 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
10 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Claypan Prairie

Checklist

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