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Ozark County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Ozark County has a total of 749 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 63 species and 131 localities. There are a total of 89 collectors and 147 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 191 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1892 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 10 and November 3, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Ozark County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Ozark 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 9 6 5 5 1973 2014
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 10 11 9 9 9 1973 2005
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 2 2 5 2 2 2007 2010
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 3 3 4 3 3 1987 1997
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1969 2008
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 5 9 6 6 6 1902 1997
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1971 1971
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1969 1969
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 4 17 5 4 4 1961 2017
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 6 12 10 7 9 1961 2017
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1983 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 4 4 5 4 4 1902 2003
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 6 7 9 7 7 1902 2008
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 11 22 9 10 10 1902 2007
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 12 92 12 19 20 1964 2006
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 7 6 6 7 1975 1980
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 8 15 8 9 9 1902 2014
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 3 8 5 3 4 1965 2007
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 2 3 2 2 2 1950 1976
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 4 13 6 4 5 1965 2017
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 9 37 9 14 14 1960 2010
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2012 2012
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 9 27 7 7 7 1961 2017
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1973 1976
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 2 13 2 2 2 1969 1989
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 3 2 2 2012 2017
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 6 7 8 7 7 1961 2014
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 7 2 2 2008 2014
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 6 9 10 8 8 1902 2014
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1902 1902
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 7 7 5 7 7 1976 2017
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 5 7 5 5 5 1902 2017
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 2 2 1 2 2 1970 1972
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1968 1975
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 10 20 7 8 8 1902 2010
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 5 125 24 15 30 1966 2017
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 4 5 5 4 4 1893 2003
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 4 2 2 2008 2017
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 5 5 4 5 5 1961 1982
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 5 10 5 8 8 1902 1976
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander 2 16 2 2 2 1960 1969
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 3 48 19 10 22 1976 1998
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 3 3 2 3 3 1967 1969
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 7 17 14 10 13 1902 2008
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 5 8 4 4 4 1942 1980
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 10 18 9 10 10 1956 1998
Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake 8 66 4 12 13 1961 1982
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 5 10 4 5 6 1892 1969
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 4 4 3 3 1972 2017
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 5 3 3 3 1902 1961
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 4 7 7 5 6 1892 2017
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 6 7 4 4 4 1984 2017
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 5 2 2 2008 2014
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 2 2 2 2 1902 1902
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 4 2 2 1983 2010

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Ozark 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 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
4 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
6 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
8 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
9 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Central Plateau
11 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

Checklist

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