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Shelby County, Missouri


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 Loess Flats and Till Plains
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 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 Claypan Prairie
4 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
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 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 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 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 Claypan Prairie
8 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
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 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