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Saint Francois County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Saint Francois County has a total of 126 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 45 species and 55 localities. There are a total of 47 collectors and 43 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 66 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1894 and its most recent collection year is 2014. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 4 and October 14, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Saint Francois County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Saint Francois 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 4 6 5 4 4 1950 2008
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 2008 2008
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 2 2 5 1 2 2008 2008
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1929 2007
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 2 4 2 2 1935 2007
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 2 2 2 2 1929 2007
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 3 3 4 3 3 1971 2008
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 4 3 3 2005 2008
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 5 10 5 5 1931 2008
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 4 6 6 5 5 1929 2008
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 4 6 7 4 6 1937 2008
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 2 2 4 2 2 2007 2008
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 3 3 5 2 3 2008 2008
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 4 3 3 3 1900 1934
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1970 1970
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1929 1929
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 3 3 4 3 3 1950 2008
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 5 7 4 4 1931 2008
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 1 2 1 1 1
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 3 2 3 3 1966 2007
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 3 3 4 3 3 1929 2008
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1929 1950
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 5 5 7 4 5 1929 2008
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 5 5 6 5 5 1971 2008
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 4 5 7 4 4 1907 2008
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 3 2 2 2007 2008
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 6 6 7 6 6 1937 2008
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 2 3 2 2 1929 2008
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 2 2 2 2 1894 1894
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 8 9 9 7 8 1894 2008
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 5 2 3 1929 2008
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 3 2 2 1994 2007
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1950 2008

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Saint Francois 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 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Saint Francis
2 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Big
2 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 5 miles Big
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Saint Francis
4 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Cahokia-Joachim
6 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Meramec River Hills
6 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Meramec River Hills
6 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
8 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Upper Saint Francis
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Whitewater
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Eastern Ozark Border
8 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Eastern Ozark Border
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Eastern Ozark Border
9 Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Adjacent county, same watershed Cahokia-Joachim
10 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Adjacent county, same watershed Cahokia-Joachim
10 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Adjacent county, same watershed Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
10 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Adjacent county, same watershed Upper Saint Francis
10 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Adjacent county, same watershed Whitewater

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