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Newton County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Newton County has a total of 203 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 53 species and 66 localities. There are a total of 34 collectors and 54 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 58 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1891 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 24 and December 3, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Newton County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Newton 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 8 15 7 7 7 1935 1982
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 7 3 3 3 1924 1958
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 2 5 2 2 1935 2015
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 2 1 2 2 1934 1934
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 4 6 5 5 5 1891 2006
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 5 2 2 1935 2015
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1958 1958
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 4 7 5 6 6 1944 2011
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 7 26 5 10 10 1944 1985
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1944 1944
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 2 3 1 3 3 1944 1944
Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander 2 2 2 1 2 1985 1985
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 5 3 3 3 1944 1998
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 2 2 3 1 1 2015 2015
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1958 1972
Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 2 3 4 2 2 1992 1998
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 1 2 1 1 1 1984 1984
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 5 7 5 6 6 1935 2016
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 2 1 1 1 1944 1944
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 6 17 6 8 8 1924 1984
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 3 4 3 3 3 2002 2012
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 4 4 5 4 4 1935 2000
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 4 1 1 1 1944 1944
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 4 4 3 3 1992 2002
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 4 10 3 6 6 1934 1982
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1972 1972
Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 3 5 2 4 4 1944 1944
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 3 2 2 2 2002 2002
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 2 1 2 2 1993 1993
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 2 4 5 3 3 1899 2015
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 5 3 3 3 1944 1972
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 2 3 2 2 1972 1991
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1944 2000
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 2 1 1 1 1958 1958
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 9 12 10 8 9 1924 2012
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 2 3 3 2 2 1936 1950
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1984 1991
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 4 2 2 1984 2012
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 3 2 2 2010 2010
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Newton 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 Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
2 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
4 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
4 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Elk
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Phrynosoma cornutum Texas Horned Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
7 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Adjacent county, same watershed Spring

Checklist

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Notes

1 This species is not native to Missouri. Thus far, non-native reptiles in Missouri have only been found in urban areas and do not appear to constitute a threat to our native herpetofauna. This is not the case everywhere and non-native species that become invasive are considered by many biologists to be a major threat, second only to habitat loss, to our native species. Care should be taken to prevent the spread of this and all non-native species. Furthermore, it is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.