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Scott County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Scott County has a total of 155 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 50 species and 97 localities. There are a total of 50 collectors and 55 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 61 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1923 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 17 and October 25, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Scott County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Scott 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 1965 2007
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 2 2 4 2 2 2001 2008
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 4 2 2 2007 2015
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 6 8 7 5 6 1973 2011
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 3 4 2 2 1956 2011
Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake 2 2 6 2 2 2008 2012
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 4 4 5 4 4 1938 2015
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 2 4 1 2 2 1985 1985
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 3 3 3 3 3 2001 2011
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 3 1 1 2002 2002
Heterodon gloydi Dusty Hog-nosed Snake 9 10 11 6 7 1938 2013
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 3 1 1 1 1938 1938
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 2 2 3 2 2 1995 1995
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1970 1970
Lampropeltis nigra Eastern Black Kingsnake 4 4 3 2 2 1995 2011
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 1965 1965
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 2 3 2 2 2007 2007
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 3 3 3 2007 2011
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 1 1 2 1 1 1954 1954
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 2 2 3 2 2 1962 2011
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 4 2 1 1 2011 2011
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 3 3 2 2 1961 2011
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 5 5 4 5 1923 2015
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 5 5 3 4 5 2001 2011
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 2 3 2 2 2 1963 1979
Pseudacris illinoensis Illinois Chorus Frog 10 31 13 10 10 1954 2012
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 2 2 3 2 2 1996 2011
Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot 4 7 4 3 3 1965 2002
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 2 2 2 2 2001 2005
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 2 3 2 2 2007 2011
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 5 5 5 4 5 1996 2011
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 4 4 4 3 3 2007 2011
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 5 5 4 4 4 1995 2011

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Scott 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 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
2 Farancia abacura Western Mudsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
2 Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
4 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma Same watershed, within 10 miles Whitewater
4 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
5 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
5 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
6 Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
6 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
6 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Whitewater
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles Whitewater
7 Deirochelys reticularia Western Chicken Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
7 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
7 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
7 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
7 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
8 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 30 miles Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
9 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills

Checklist

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