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New Madrid County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

New Madrid County has a total of 110 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 37 species and 36 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 1903 and its most recent collection year is 2011. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 28 and November 15, respectively. If you have a new record to report for New Madrid County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for New Madrid 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 15 3 2 3 1939 1939
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 3 2 3 1956 1956
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 5 2 3 3 1903 1909
Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander 1 4 1 1 1
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 3 18 3 4 4 1932 1962
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 4 5 5 3 3 1923 2008
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Deirochelys reticularia Western Chicken Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1957 1957
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 3 2 2 2 1957 1957
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 2 2 1 1 2006 2006
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1956 1956
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 3 5 2 1 2 1909 1909
Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 1941 1957
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1961
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1932 1932
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 4 2 2 2 1923 1939
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 2 1 1 1
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 5 6 7 5 5 1903 2008
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 2 3 3 2 2 1962 1995
Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake 1 3 1 1 1
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1937 1961
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1995 2008
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Pseudacris illinoensis Illinois Chorus Frog 2 3 3 2 2 1965 1992
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 2 1 1 1967 1967
Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot 2 2 3 2 2 1967 2002
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 1 1 1 1 1
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 3 3 2 3 1923 1935
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 2 1 1 1967 1967

Potential Species Records

Potential species for New Madrid 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 Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma Same watershed, within 5 miles Little River Ditches
2 Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma Same watershed, within 5 miles New Madrid-St. Johns
2 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles New Madrid-St. Johns
2 Coluber constrictor North American Racer Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
2 Farancia abacura Western Mudsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
2 Farancia abacura Western Mudsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
2 Lampropeltis nigra Eastern Black Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
2 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
2 Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
2 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles New Madrid-St. Johns
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Mississippi-Memphis
2 Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
4 Heterodon gloydi Dusty Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Little River Ditches
6 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
6 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
6 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles Little River Ditches
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Little River Ditches
6 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
7 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
8 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Little River Ditches
8 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
9 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
9 Nerodia cyclopion Mississippi Green Watersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
9 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
9 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
9 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
9 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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