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Shelby County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Shelby County has a total of 45 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 25 species and 32 localities. There are a total of 14 collectors and 26 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 27 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 2015. 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
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 Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
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 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 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 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 Fabius
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 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 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 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles The Sny
8 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles North Fork Salt
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles The Sny
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 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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