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Shannon County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Shannon County has a total of 387 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 63 species and 155 localities. There are a total of 92 collectors and 135 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 159 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1928 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 9 and October 20, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Shannon County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Shannon 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 10 28 10 12 12 1932 2016
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 6 6 6 5 5 1963 2010
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 3 5 4 4 4 1960 2007
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 2 3 2 2 2 1984 2010
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 4 6 4 4 4 1973 2014
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 2 2 1 1 1 1934 1934
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 5 6 10 5 5 1941 2017
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 4 10 5 4 4 1941 2010
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 4 4 5 4 4 1950 2008
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 3 3 2 3 3 1941 1992
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 7 9 7 6 7 1963 2010
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 3 3 3 1940 2004
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 2 2 5 2 2 2004 2008
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 4 4 7 4 4 1941 2010
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 4 4 4 4 4 1941 1963
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 3 3 3 3 3 1992 2011
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 3 5 3 3 3 1962 1988
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 4 3 3 3 1940 2010
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 6 6 7 6 6 1963 1976
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 13 29 18 14 15 1928 2010
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 13 22 11 13 13 1934 2008
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 2 1 1 1 1992 1992
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 11 13 8 8 8 1939 2017
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 1 2 2 1 1 1990 1990
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 4 4 5 4 4 1962 2008
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle 1 2 1 1 1 2007 2007
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 4 2 2 1991 2010
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 3 2 2 1964 1994
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 5 13 7 7 7 1930 1963
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 9 18 7 10 10 1940 1965
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 3 4 3 3 3 1963 2010
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 9 12 8 8 8 1931 1963
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 2 2 3 2 2 2004 2015
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 2 3 2 2 2 1953 2004
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 4 4 4 3 3 1941 1980
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 14 24 15 11 12 1940 2014
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 3 3 3 3 3 1970 2010
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 3 4 3 3 3 2006 2008
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 5 6 6 5 5 1941 2008
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 3 3 3 3 3 1941 1973
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 8 11 7 10 10 1941 2010
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1941 1941
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1963 1997
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 3 3 4 3 3 1970 2010
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 3 2 2 2008 2009
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 2 2 1 2 2 1961 1961
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 3 4 3 3 4 1983 2005
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 13 23 17 14 15 1932 2010
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 7 8 8 5 6 1941 2010
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 6 6 6 6 6 1939 2017
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 2 5 2 2 2003 2010
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 3 2 2 2004 2004
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 3 5 3 3 3 1950 1966
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 6 7 7 5 5 1932 2010
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1932 1932
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1938 1975
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 4 3 4 4 1963 1977
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 2 8 3 2 2 2008 2008

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Shannon 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 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
4 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
6 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
8 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Current
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Current
8 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 30 miles Upper Black
9 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands

Checklist

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