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Pulaski County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Pulaski County has a total of 462 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 58 species and 107 localities. There are a total of 68 collectors and 124 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 141 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1929 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 4 and December 6, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Pulaski County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Pulaski 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 6 2 2 2 1929 1967
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 3 3 3 1976 2004
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 2 2 3 1 2 1986 1986
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2012 2012
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1954 1954
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 3 4 3 3 1929 1998
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 2 3 2 2 1966 2004
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1972 1972
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 3 5 3 4 4 1954 2002
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 6 1 2 2 1972 1975
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 4 10 4 4 4 1962 1985
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 4 1 1 2005 2005
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 4 3 4 4 1954 1972
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 3 3 3 3 3 1933 2004
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 7 22 6 7 7 1950 1987
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 7 15 7 7 7 1929 1979
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 9 35 7 9 9 1941 1966
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 12 41 13 16 17 1941 2002
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 21 119 20 31 32 1929 2004
Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander 2 4 1 2 2 1950 1967
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1954 1954
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 6 8 9 7 7 1929 2004
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1954 2010
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1959 2002
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 3 2 2 1981 2002
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 4 7 4 4 4 1929 2004
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 14 29 12 16 17 1929 2004
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 5 7 3 4 4 1929 1967
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 6 6 7 6 6 1929 2015
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 3 3 1 3 3 1966 1971
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 2 1 1 1
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1951 1966
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1957 1957
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 4 4 4 4 4 1929 1972
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 7 10 5 7 7 1946 1975
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 11 31 9 11 11 1946 1976
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1955 1955
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 2 2 2 1967 1976
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1961
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 5 8 4 6 6 1929 1973
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 6 9 5 5 5 1929 1976
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 2004 2004
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1972 1972
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 3 2 2 1966 2016
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 4 14 4 3 4 1959 1976
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 4 4 6 4 4 1949 2013
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 4 4 3 4 4 1929 1972
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1929 1976
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 1 1 1 1929 1929
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2013 2013

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Pulaski 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 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
4 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Lake of the Ozarks
8 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau

Checklist

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