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Saline County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Saline County has a total of 194 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 40 species and 54 localities. There are a total of 24 collectors and 35 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 38 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1929 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are April 1 and October 26, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Saline County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Saline 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 25 3 2 2 1966 2006
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 1939 1939
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 51 1 1 1
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 1 1 2 1 1 2010 2010
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 2 2 1 1 1
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 2 2 1 1 1
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 10 2 2 2 1940 1940
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1973 1991
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 5 5 5 5 5 1974 2014
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 5 3 3 3 1940 2013
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 2 3 1 2 2 1940 1940
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 6 21 4 5 5 1940 2015
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 3 3 1 1 1
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 8 1 1 1 1988 1988
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 3 3 1 3 3 1981 1992
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 2 2 2 1940 2015
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 3 9 4 3 3 1929 2017
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1929 1929
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1940 2014
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 3 2 2 1966 2013
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1934 1934
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 3 2 2 2 1940 1940
Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga 2 2 2 2 2 1942 1942
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 1 3 1 1 1 1977 1977
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1991 2015
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 2 2 1 2 2 2005 2015
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2004
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 5 6 1 1 1
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Saline 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 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 5 miles Blackwater
2 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
5 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
6 Anaxyrus americanus American Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Anaxyrus americanus American Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Anaxyrus americanus American Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lamine
8 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
10 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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