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Platte County, Missouri


Potential Species Records

Potential species for Platte 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 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Independence-Sugar
2 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Independence-Sugar
2 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage Cuestas
2 Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage Cuestas
2 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage Cuestas
2 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage Cuestas
2 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage Cuestas
2 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage Cuestas
3 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
3 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
3 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
3 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
4 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage Cuestas
4 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage Cuestas
4 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage Cuestas
6 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage Cuestas
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage Cuestas
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
7 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
7 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage Cuestas
8 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage Cuestas
8 Pantherophis ramspotti Western Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage Cuestas
9 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
10 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains

Notes

1 This species is not native to Missouri. Thus far, non-native reptiles in Missouri have only been found in urban areas and do not appear to constitute a threat to our native herpetofauna. This is not the case everywhere and non-native species that become invasive are considered by many biologists to be a major threat, second only to habitat loss, to our native species. Care should be taken to prevent the spread of this and all non-native species. Furthermore, it is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.