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Randolph County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Randolph County has a total of 119 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 39 species and 74 localities. There are a total of 15 collectors and 53 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 56 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1955 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 4 and October 20, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Randolph County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Randolph 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 2 2 2 2 2 1994 1999
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 2 1 1 1
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 5 7 5 5 5 1987 2002
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 3 6 3 5 5 1994 2001
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1955 1955
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 4 8 2 3 3 2001 2009
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 2 1 1 1
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 3 1 2 2 2001 2003
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 6 8 3 5 5 1999 2016
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 4 4 2 4 4 1961 2013
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 4 4 2 4 4 1983 2007
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 4 4 3 4 4 2001 2004
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1961 2014
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 1 2 2 2000 2011
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1994 1994
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 2 2 1 1 1997 1997
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 2 3 3 1999 2002
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 4 4 2 4 4 1992 2002
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 6 4 2 2 1987 2001
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 3 3 1 3 3 1999 2001
Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake 1 3 1 1 1
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 4 2 4 4 2000 2010
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 3 1 2 2 2000 2000
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 2 1 1 1 2001 2001
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 2 1 2 2 2000 2001
Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga 1 2 1 1 1
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 3 1 2 2 1999 2002
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 1 2 2 2001 2004
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 2 2 1 2 2 2000 2012
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 4 2 3 3 2001 2011
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 4 4 1 4 4 1999 2011
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 7 7 3 7 7 1983 2007
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Randolph 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
4 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles South Fork Salt
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
6 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 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 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Little Chariton
6 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
8 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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