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Pike County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Pike County has a total of 306 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 51 species and 132 localities. There are a total of 52 collectors and 130 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 159 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1900 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 1 and November 27, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Pike County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Pike 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 5 8 7 3 7 1971 2017
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 15 3 3 3 1939 1994
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 4 11 2 4 4 1991 1994
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 6 6 2 6 6 1938 1999
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 7 10 2 4 5 1992 1998
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 4 6 4 3 5 1971 1995
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 2 1 1 2014 2014
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 3 3 2 2 1931 1995
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 2 1 1 1
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 6 8 7 4 6 1971 1995
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 4 6 1 4 4 1994 2005
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 8 9 3 6 6 1983 2013
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 7 7 6 7 7 1948 2009
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 6 18 2 4 5 1938 1939
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 5 14 9 4 9 1971 1994
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 8 11 6 7 8 1971 2017
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1996 1996
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 3 3 3 3 3 2003 2004
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 12 12 9 11 12 1983 2017
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 4 4 4 4 4 1983 2002
Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1951 1951
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 3 6 4 3 4 1998 2009
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 2 1 1 2016 2016
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 8 11 6 8 8 1992 2017
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 4 5 4 4 4 1999 2017
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 4 4 2 4 4 1944 2015
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 2 2 2 2 2 1900 1900
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 3 6 2 5 5 1992 2002
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 7 14 3 11 11 1992 2017
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 3 3 1 2 2 1992 1996
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 3 2 2 2 2002 2002
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 3 4 1 2 2 1995 1996
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 9 9 8 9 9 1971 2013
Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake 1 3 1 1 1 2008 2008
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 4 7 5 5 7 1971 2017
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 2 3 4 3 3 1948 1993
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 2 5 2 3 3 1992 2010
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 2 2 1 2 1978 1978
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 4 2 1 2 1992 1992
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 6 18 1 13 13 1996 1999
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 4 4 2 3 3 1982 2004
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 3 1 2 2 1992 2017
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 5 5 4 5 5 1934 2017
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 3 2 3 3 1996 2015
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 6 2 6 6 1995 2017
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 7 7 6 7 7 1948 2016
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 4 2 3 3 1996 2014
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 2 3 2 2 3 1992 1997

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Pike 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
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Salt
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles The Sny
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Salt
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles The Sny
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
8 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
8 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
10 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Claypan Prairie

Checklist

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