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Osage County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Osage County has a total of 103 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 56 species and 67 localities. There are a total of 41 collectors and 66 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 68 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1934 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 5 and October 20, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Osage County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Osage 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 7 4 4 4 1988 2006
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 4 3 3 1938 2012
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 1983 1997
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1993 1997
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 3 1 1 2006 2006
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 2 5 2 2 2006 2006
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 2 2 1 1 1999 1999
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 2 2 2 2000 2010
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 2 2 1 1 1
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1983 1997
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 1 1 3 1 1 2006 2006
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1982 1991
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 2 1 1 1 2013 2013
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1945 2005
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 4 5 3 4 4 1961 2017
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 7 8 6 6 6 1989 2003
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1967
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2003
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1993 2006
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 4 3 4 4 1991 2010
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 1991 2005
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 2 2 1 1 1997 1997
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 1967 1982
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 2 3 1 1 1 1976 1976
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1936 1936
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 2 2 4 2 2 1982 1999
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1934 2015
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1997 2010
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1992 2015
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 3 3 3 1999 2010
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Osage 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 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Gasconade
2 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Osage
6 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
8 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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