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Pettis County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Pettis County has a total of 221 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 42 species and 103 localities. There are a total of 34 collectors and 77 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 83 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1899 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 7 and November 28, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Pettis County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Pettis 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 4 5 3 4 1930 1997
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 7 21 5 8 8 1939 2014
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 4 3 3 3 1982 1991
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 3 3 2 2 2 1968 1975
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 23 3 5 5 1939 1969
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 4 4 3 4 4 2005 2014
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 4 5 2 3 3 2014 2014
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 6 4 5 5 1939 2004
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 6 9 4 6 6 1939 1976
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 10 29 6 7 8 1939 2014
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 2 2 1 2 1972 1972
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 3 2 2 1941 1976
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 4 4 4 4 4 1939 1997
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 1 2 2 2013 2013
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 5 6 4 6 6 1940 2014
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 3 2 2 1980 2002
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 5 5 4 5 5 1929 2014
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 6 6 7 6 6 1930 2013
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 2 1 1 1997 1997
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 1899 1949
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 5 7 3 4 4 1939 2015
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 8 2 3 3 1968 1968
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 3 5 3 3 4 1968 1972
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 2 2 2 1962 2015
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 7 1 2 2 1973 1973
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1967 2014
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 6 9 5 5 5 1940 1999
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1995 2014
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1967 2014
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 7 7 5 7 7 1946 2015
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 7 7 3 5 5 1982 2015
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 9 9 4 8 8 1939 2015
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 2 1 1 1
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake 3 3 2 2 2 1982 2014

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Pettis 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 texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Blackwater
2 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Lamine
2 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Lamine
2 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lamine
2 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Prairie Ozark Border
5 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles South Grand
6 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
7 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
7 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
8 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Prairie Ozark Border
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
9 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Wooded Osage Plains
10 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Rolling Loess Prairies

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