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Ripley County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Ripley County has a total of 121 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 63 species and 76 localities. There are a total of 47 collectors and 59 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 63 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1938 and its most recent collection year is 2014. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 1 and October 19, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Ripley County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Ripley 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 2008 2008
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 4 5 3 4 4 2005 2007
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 2 2 3 2 2 1939 2008
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 1 1 1
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 2000 2005
Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2004 2004
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1964 1964
Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 4 3 3 3 1984 2007
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 2 1 1 1991 1991
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1941 1941
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1969 1973
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 4 2 2 1996 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 3 3 3 1996 2008
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 2 1 1 2013 2013
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 1 1 3 1 1 2004 2004
Deirochelys reticularia Western Chicken Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 2001 2014
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 4 4 4 4 4 1973 2011
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 5 5 4 5 5 1945 2007
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 1 2 2 1 1 2007 2007
Farancia abacura Western Mudsnake 1 1 5 1 1 2006 2006
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 4 2 2 2 1941 1941
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 3 1 1 2010 2010
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle 2 2 4 2 2 2007 2012
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 3 1 1 2010 2010
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 3 3 3 3 3 1948 2008
Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle 1 1 4 1 1 2007 2007
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 2 2 2 2007 2008
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 2 2 2 1941 2005
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 3 3 3 3 3 2000 2007
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 4 3 4 4 1967 2007
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 2 5 2 2 2004 2009
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 2 3 7 2 2 2004 2009
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 2 2 4 2 2 2004 2004
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 1970 1970
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1
Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 4 5 2 2 1988 2009
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 3 2 2 2001 2007
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 3 1 1 2010 2010
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 2007 2007
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 2 2 2 2004 2005
Pseudacris fouquettei Cajun Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 2 1 1 1 1945 1945
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 3 3 3 3 1939 2008
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 3 1 1 2010 2010
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 1 1 3 1 1 1985 1985
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 3 3 5 3 3 2008 2009
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 2 2 2 2009 2009
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 3 3 4 3 3 1996 2008
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1938 1996
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 4 2 2 2006 2007
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 3 2 2 1996 2005

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Ripley 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 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
2 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
2 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
4 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
4 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
4 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
4 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Nerodia cyclopion Mississippi Green Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
6 Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills

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