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Madison County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Madison County has a total of 113 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 45 species and 67 localities. There are a total of 48 collectors and 51 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 71 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1900 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 17 and October 16, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Madison County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Madison 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 1971 1994
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 3 2 3 3 1962 1996
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 3 3 3 3 3 1973 2006
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 2 6 1 1 2007 2007
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 2 2 1 1 1 2012 2012
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 5 6 8 5 5 1935 2007
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 3 4 2 3 2003 2007
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 2 5 2 2 1962 2007
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 3 2 2 2003 2003
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 2 5 1 2 2007 2007
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 2 1 1 1
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 2 4 2 2 1950 2007
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 4 6 7 3 3 1971 2011
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1980 1980
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 4 2 2 2003 2009
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1941 1995
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 4 4 8 4 4 1935 2009
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 3 3 6 3 3 2003 2007
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 2 6 1 2 2007 2007
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 6 8 11 7 7 1931 2007
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 3 3 4 3 3 2003 2007
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 4 1 1 2009 2009
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1982 1994
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1971 1995
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 8 8 11 5 8 1962 2013
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 5 5 6 5 5 1971 2013
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 4 1 1 2003 2003
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1900 1900
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 4 5 5 5 5 1933 2007
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 2 5 2 2 1971 2003
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 2003 2003
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 1 1 1 2015 2015
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 2 2 7 2 2 2007 2007
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 4 4 6 4 4 1933 2003
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 3 3 2 2 2003 2007
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Madison 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 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Saint Francis
2 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Saint Francis
4 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 10 miles Whitewater
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma Same watershed, within 20 miles Whitewater
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
6 Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Saint Francis
6 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 20 miles Whitewater
8 Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Pseudacris fouquettei Cajun Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
8 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
9 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
10 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
10 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border

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