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Perry County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Perry County has a total of 122 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 48 species and 69 localities. There are a total of 46 collectors and 48 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 56 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1923 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 13 and October 25, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Perry County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Perry 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 6 7 4 5 1973 1995
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 2015 2015
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 3 2 2 1994 1995
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 2 3 2 2 1995 1995
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 1 1 1 1941 1941
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 1995 2011
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 3 3 3 1995 2011
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 4 1 1 2008 2008
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1941 1941
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 2 8 2 1 2
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 5 7 6 6 7 1964 1993
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 5 1 1 2011 2011
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 3 3 3 2 3 1923 2010
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2011 2011
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 3 3 4 2 3 1995 2011
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 3 1 1 1995 1995
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 2 2 2 1988 1995
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 6 6 8 5 5 1988 1995
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 4 5 7 4 4 1964 2011
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 4 3 3 1988 1995
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 3 3 3 2 3 1994 2011
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 1 1 2 1 1 2016 2016
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 4 2 2 1994 1994
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 2 9 2 2 2006 2008
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 3 2 3 3 1983 2011
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1971 1971
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 7 8 5 5 7 1923 2017
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 3 2 2 1994 2011
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 4 6 6 4 4 1963 2011
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 5 5 7 5 5 1959 1995
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 3 4 3 3 1941 2011
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 4 1 1 2008 2008
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 4 4 9 4 4 1994 2011
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 5 5 7 4 4 1994 2011
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 4 2 2 2008 2011
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Perry 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 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
5 Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Middle Mississippi Alluvial Plain
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Middle Mississippi Alluvial Plain
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles Whitewater
6 Pseudacris illinoensis Illinois Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Middle Mississippi Alluvial Plain
6 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
7 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma Same watershed, within 30 miles Whitewater
8 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Eastern Ozark Border
8 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
10 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Adjacent county, same watershed Whitewater
10 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Adjacent county, same watershed Whitewater
10 Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
10 Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
11 Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

Checklist

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