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Monroe County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Monroe County has a total of 97 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 34 species and 63 localities. There are a total of 29 collectors and 50 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 52 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 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 7 and November 5, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Monroe County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Monroe 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 1992 1992
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 4 4 3 4 4 1950 2017
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 2 3 2 2 1996 2002
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 2 2 2 2 1996 2009
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 6 3 3 2001 2011
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 6 6 4 5 5 1949 2013
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 5 3 3 1983 2008
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 2 2 4 2 2 2001 2017
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 5 21 6 4 4 1950 2001
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 3 2 2 2002 2013
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 2 2 1 2 2 2001 2008
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 1 2 2 2000 2005
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 3 4 5 3 3 1992 2010
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1978 1978
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 2 3 2 2 1941 1992
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 4 4 3 4 4 1999 2017
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 2 1 1 1 2000 2000
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1933 2001
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 3 3 6 3 3 2001 2017
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 3 2 3 3 2008 2008
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 2 4 2 2 1978 2010
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 4 4 4 4 4 1999 2013
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 3 3 5 3 3 1988 2017
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 3 5 3 3 1998 2015
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 3 3 3 1999 2008
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 3 3 3 3 3 2001 2009

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Monroe 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 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles South Fork Salt
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Salt
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 10 miles North Fork Salt
4 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
7 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 30 miles The Sny
8 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
10 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Adjacent county, same watershed The Sny
10 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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