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Phelps County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Phelps County has a total of 378 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 57 species and 125 localities. There are a total of 75 collectors and 104 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 131 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1896 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 15 and December 22, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Phelps County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Phelps 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 9 18 9 8 8 1945 2002
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 4 4 6 4 4 1962 2015
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 5 13 8 4 5 1982 2015
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 3 3 4 3 3 1982 1999
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 7 12 13 8 9 1941 2015
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 2 1 1 1978 1978
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 3 3 7 3 3 1941 1999
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 3 4 8 3 4 1981 1998
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 5 6 6 4 4 1959 2009
Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 5 2 3 1999 2007
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 4 4 5 3 3 2009 2009
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 7 7 7 7 7 1945 2012
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 3 4 3 3 3 1933 1945
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 2 1 1 1
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 3 6 3 5 5 1896 1986
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 6 9 10 6 8 1958 2015
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 4 5 4 4 4 1900 2002
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 4 8 7 5 5 1980 2002
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 4 10 5 6 6 1939 2000
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 4 4 5 4 4 1982 2012
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 2 4 2 3 3 1980 1980
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 8 12 10 8 9 1982 2016
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 3 3 3 3 3 1982 2000
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 2 13 1 2 2 1989 1990
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 2 26 1 3 3 1989 1990
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 4 5 6 4 4 1933 2017
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 5 6 7 6 6 1898 2016
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 4 4 7 3 3 1981 2012
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 4 5 4 4 4 1961 1995
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 5 5 4 5 5 1999 2015
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 2 5 2 2 1999 2003
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 3 2 2 1948 1999
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 5 9 4 4 4 1945 2016
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 5 6 9 5 5 1933 2015
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 2 2 2 2 1898 1898
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 2011 2011
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 4 6 4 4 2001 2015
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 1 2 1 1 1
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 7 10 7 10 10 1979 2015
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 7 16 6 8 8 1945 1982
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 8 13 10 7 8 1933 2016
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 4 5 8 4 5 1980 2001
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 4 2 2 1967 2009
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 12 23 15 10 12 1945 1998
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 5 9 12 6 8 1900 1998
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 3 1 2 2 2000 2003
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1978 1993
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 3 15 7 5 8 1945 1982
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 12 18 14 11 12 1930 2015
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 1998 1998
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 7 8 5 7 7 1900 2010
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 4 5 5 5 5 1900 2013
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 2 1 1 1999 1999
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 4 5 6 5 5 1981 2015

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Phelps 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 piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 5 miles Big Piney
2 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Big Piney
2 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Meramec
2 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Gasconade
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Meramec
2 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Big Piney
4 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Meramec River Hills
4 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Gasconade
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Meramec
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Gasconade
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
9 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Central Plateau
10 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Osage/Gasconade Hills

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