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Marion County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Marion County has a total of 79 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 37 species and 43 localities. There are a total of 18 collectors and 48 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 51 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1933 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 6 and December 7, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Marion County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Marion 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 1 1 1 1947 1947
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1947 1947
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1946 1946
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1967 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 2 2 2 2002 2015
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 5 2 1 2 1958 1958
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 2 3 3 2 2 2005 2006
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 2 3 2 3 3 1958 1959
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 2 2 2 2002 2009
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 7 2 7 7 1946 2015
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 3 4 2 2 2 2001 2013
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 3 1 1 1 1947 1947
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1933 1933
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 3 3 3 3 1947 1995
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 2 1 1 1 1997 1997
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1983 1997
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 3 4 1 3 3 1947 1947
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1983 2002
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 1 2 1 1 1
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1984 2015
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 9 2 8 8 1946 2015
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 2 1 1 1 2006 2006
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Marion 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 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
6 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Bear-Wyaconda
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles Bear-Wyaconda
6 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 20 miles The Sny
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Bear-Wyaconda
8 Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
8 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
10 Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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