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Morgan County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Morgan County has a total of 122 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 45 species and 51 localities. There are a total of 20 collectors and 47 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 53 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1902 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 15 and December 16, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Morgan County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Morgan 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 3 2 2 2 1958 1963
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 3 3 3 1940 1962
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1969 1969
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 2 1 1 1 1963 1963
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 2 3 2 2 1962 2002
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 4 4 4 4 4 1948 2015
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1987 2014
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 5 5 5 5 1940 2002
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1966
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 1948 1948
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 3 3 3 3 1948 2002
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1951 1951
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1951 1951
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 3 5 2 4 4 1948 1967
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1958 1958
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 2004 2013
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 4 5 4 4 4 1939 1969
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 2 3 2 2 1939 1969
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 4 5 3 4 4 1941 1997
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 3 4 3 3 1966 2013
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 2 1 1 1
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 2 2 2 2015 2015
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 5 6 6 5 5 1962 2002
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1966
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 1963 2002
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 3 1 1 1 1997 1997
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 5 11 5 7 7 1902 2002
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 5 3 3 4 1962 1991
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 6 1 1 1 1963 1963
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 9 9 3 3 5 2002 2013
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1989 2013
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 3 3 3 1987 2002
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1963 1963

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Morgan 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 Lamine
2 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lake of the Ozarks
2 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Prairie Ozark Border
2 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles Lake of the Ozarks
2 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Osage
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lake of the Ozarks
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lamine
2 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Lake of the Ozarks
4 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Osage
4 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Osage
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Prairie Ozark Border
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Lamine
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
9 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Osage/Gasconade Hills
11 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Central Irregular Plains
11 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

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