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Saint Louis County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Saint Louis County has a total of 839 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 73 species and 145 localities. There are a total of 85 collectors and 250 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 274 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1878 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 6 and December 4, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Saint Louis County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Note: For the purposes of tracking county records and summarizing collections, the small number of collections for Saint Louis City have been combined with the county of Saint Louis.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Saint Louis 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 9 34 11 12 14 1890 1971
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 9 15 5 10 11 1889 2009
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 2 2 1 1 1 1995 1995
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 8 56 6 8 8 1980 1990
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 4 12 7 6 7 1895 1987
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 4 15 5 8 8 1898 1992
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 9 14 10 9 11 1893 2009
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 5 19 8 12 14 1884 1986
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 9 4 5 6 1886 1971
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 5 7 4 4 5 1886 1965
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 4 11 3 2 4 1913 1913
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 4 1 4 4 1907 1913
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 8 2 2 3 1890 1890
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 10 25 8 12 13 1888 2009
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 3 1 3 3 1900 1908
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 2 3 2 3 3 1890 1899
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 13 24 9 15 17 1889 1971
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 7 8 4 3 5 1907 2009
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 15 44 14 16 18 1887 1996
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 9 20 7 10 10 1887 1996
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 4 6 4 4 4 1932 1996
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 5 8 3 4 4 1891 1950
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 2 1 1 1
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 3 12 4 5 6 1884 1961
Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 5 8 5 5 6 1890 2010
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1971 1971
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 17 24 14 16 18 1893 1985
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 4 7 4 4 4 1889 1932
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 9 22 8 12 13 1885 2010
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1891 1891
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 3 9 3 5 5 1885 1963
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 4 4 3 4 1885 1959
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 3 8 2 3 3 1884 1909
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 5 4 5 5 1891 1971
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 3 4 3 3 3 1912 2010
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 2 6 2 4 5 1885 1906
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 3 5 3 3 4 1891 1961
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 7 2 5 5 1906 1958
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 8 42 6 9 10 1890 1987
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 3 6 5 5 6 1890 1971
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 3 6 4 2 4 1909 1909
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 6 15 7 13 15 1889 2017
Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 3 3 2 2 2 2013 2013
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1993 1993
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 7 14 4 9 10 1897 1965
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 5 6 4 5 5 1884 1986
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 9 14 6 7 7 1890 1965
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 11 33 9 11 13 1896 1996
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 3 6 4 5 5 1892 1971
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 4 11 6 8 9 1891 1971
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 1994 1994
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 4 9 4 3 5 1897 1933
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 8 18 8 9 9 1888 1967
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 6 6 4 5 5 1889 1965
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 2 2 2 2 2 1908 1908
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga 3 4 2 1 2
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 2 4 1 1 1 1975 1975
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 5 8 3 4 4 1898 1933
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 3 4 4 3 4 1889 2010
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 6 10 5 6 6 1892 1965
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 5 11 3 8 8 1878 1968
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 3 6 3 2 3 1890 1890
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 8 2 4 5 1905 1913
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake 2 3 2 3 3 1892 1910
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 8 20 6 13 14 1884 1971
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 4 11 5 7 8 1878 1960
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake 23 65 19 31 32 1885 1994
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 4 8 3 3 4 1892 1933

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Saint Louis 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 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Middle Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Middle Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 10 miles Meramec
5 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Meramec
6 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
8 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
9 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands

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