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Putnam County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Putnam County has a total of 42 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 21 species and 37 localities. There are a total of 10 collectors and 25 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 26 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1950 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 9 and October 11, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Putnam County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Putnam 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 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 2 2 1 1 1 1992 1992
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 4 5 3 3 3 1974 1992
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 3 3 3 3 1985 2015
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 2005 2013
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 6 6 2 5 5 2005 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 2 3 3 1950 2015
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 3 3 2 3 3 1994 2013
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 3 1 1 2006 2006
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 3 1 1 2006 2006
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 2 2 2 2001 2015
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 4 4 4 4 4 2000 2015
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2011 2011

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Putnam 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 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Chariton
2 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Chariton
6 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
7 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains

Checklist

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