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Montgomery County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Montgomery County has a total of 217 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 59 species and 63 localities. There are a total of 55 collectors and 74 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 93 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1899 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 6 and November 9, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Montgomery County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Montgomery 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 4 6 6 4 6 1905 1992
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 5 6 8 5 5 1970 2015
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 3 3 4 3 3 1980 2012
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 3 3 3 3 3 1982 2004
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 2 4 2 3 3 1992 2004
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 3 2 2 2 1901 1901
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 2 2 2 2 1900 1900
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1905 1905
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 2 4 2 2 1994 1997
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 2 2 2 2 1906 1906
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 4 2 2 1899 2003
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 2 2 2 2 1901 1901
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 2 3 3 1901 2004
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 3 3 4 3 3 1995 2015
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 6 3 4 4 1902 1970
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 3 2 1 1 2001 2001
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 2 1 1 2015 2015
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 3 1 1 2006 2006
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 4 5 4 4 4 1905 2004
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 6 4 5 6 1901 2015
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 4 5 4 4 4 1995 2016
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 4 5 4 4 1905 2000
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 2 9 2 6 6 1906 1911
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 2 2 1 1 1929 1929
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 3 3 5 3 3 1932 1991
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 5 6 7 5 5 1967 2015
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 3 6 3 3 1905 2001
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 4 5 5 3 4 1905 1995
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 1 1 3 1 1 2006 2006
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 3 3 3 3 1905 2005
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 5 2 3 3 1982 1998
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 3 2 3 3 1905 2000
Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake 2 3 1 1 1
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 2 4 2 2 1970 2009
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 4 1 1 1999 1999
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 3 2 3 3 1901 1906
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 4 10 8 6 6 1901 2013
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 2 1 1 1998 1998
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 5 6 5 4 4 1901 2009
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 7 4 5 6 1905 1971
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 7 2 3 3 1901 1965
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 3 4 1 2 1997 1997
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 1 18 2 1 2 1969 1969
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 1 2 2 2000 2002
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 3 5 5 4 4 1906 2004
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 3 4 6 3 4 1992 2015
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 4 5 6 4 5 1899 2015
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 6 2 5 5 1899 1906
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 5 3 4 5 1900 2011
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake 1 1 1 1 1
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 3 5 3 3 1907 2003
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 1 1 1 2009 2009
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 3 3 4 3 3 2003 2009

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Montgomery 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 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
2 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri
6 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
8 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed 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 vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 30 miles Cuivre
8 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
10 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Adjacent county, same watershed Cuivre
10 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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