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Shelby County, Missouri


Maps

Landmark Map

Landmark locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Landmark locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Interstate HighwayRailroadUS Army Corps of Engineers
US HighwayDepartment of ConservationUS Fish and Wildlife Service
State HighwayDepartment of Natural ResourcesNational Park Service
County HighwayUS Forest ServiceUS Department of Defense

Locator Map

Locator map for Shelby County, Missouri
Locator map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural divisions and sections locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Natural Divisions locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Ecological Drainage Unit Locality Map

Ecological drainage unit locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Major Watersheds locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Rivers Locality Map

Major rivers locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Major Rivers locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregion locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregion locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregion locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Presettlement Prairie Locality Map

Presettlement prairie locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Presettlement Prairie locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical Vegetation Map

Historical vegetation map for Shelby County, Missouri
Historical Vegetation map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

WaterPrairieBarrens / Scrub
ForestWoodlandOpen Woodland

Geology Locality Map

Geology locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Geology locality map for Shelby County, Missouri
Map created 8 April 2021.

AlluviumSandstoneDolomiteLimestone
ClaySandstone / LimestoneDolomite / LimestoneLimestone / Sandstone
IgneousSandstone / DolomiteDolomite / ShaleLimestone / Shale
Limestone / Sandstone / Shale

Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Shelby County has a total of 46 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 26 species and 33 localities. There are a total of 15 collectors and 27 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 28 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1961 and its most recent collection year is 2020. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 26 and October 20, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Shelby County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Shelby 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 1 1 1 1 1 1994 1994
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 1998 1998
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1992 1998
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1998 2003
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 4 4 4 4 4 1997 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 3 3 2 3 3 1961 2015
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2020 2020
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 3 3 1 1 1 1997 1997
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 2 1 1 1 1998 1998
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1992 2010
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1961 1961
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 2 1 1 1 1998 1998
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 4 4 2 3 3 1997 2013
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1997 2013
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Shelby 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 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
6 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles South Fabius
6 Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles South Fork Salt
6 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles South Fabius
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Salt
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Salt
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Adjacent county, same watershed The Sny
10 Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

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