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Moniteau County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Moniteau County has a total of 114 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 48 species and 54 localities. There are a total of 24 collectors and 35 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 40 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1940 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 25 and October 26, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Moniteau County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Moniteau 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 3 5 4 3 3 1991 1999
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 2 4 2 2 1941 2005
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 3 2 2 1991 1992
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 2 3 2 2 1998 1998
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 3 9 3 2 2 1998 1998
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 4 4 6 3 3 1940 1999
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 2012 2012
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 27 3 2 3 2000 2000
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 2 3 2 2 2 1999 1999
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1990 1990
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 1998 1998
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 3 4 5 3 3 1992 1999
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 3 3 5 3 3 1982 2009
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 2 2 4 2 2 1992 1998
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 2 1 1 1999 1999
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 1 2 1 1 2012 2012
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 2 1 1 1 2000 2000
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1966 2015
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 2 3 4 2 2 1966 2007
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 2 2 1 1 1992 1992
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 2 4 2 2 1992 1998
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 2 2 3 2 2 1981 1998
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 2 3 4 2 2 1966 2012
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2014
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 3 7 3 3 1992 2015
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 3 2 2 1992 1996
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Moniteau 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 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
2 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Prairie Ozark Border
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Lamine
4 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Lamine
5 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
5 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
6 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
6 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Prairie Ozark Border
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
7 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 30 miles Lamine
9 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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