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Taney County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Taney County has a total of 826 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 64 species and 173 localities. There are a total of 119 collectors and 169 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 237 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1906 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 3 and October 29, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Taney County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Taney 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 9 17 10 12 12 1906 2007
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 6 6 8 5 6 2007 2014
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 2 2 2 2 2 1971 2014
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 5 19 5 5 5 1954 2007
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 4 4 9 2 3 2007 2007
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 7 8 5 6 7 1906 2009
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 17 58 19 26 30 1906 1993
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 15 41 23 19 28 1946 2009
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 5 7 7 6 6 1966 2009
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 6 6 9 6 6 1948 2002
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 17 37 20 20 24 1938 2002
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 11 24 14 15 17 1946 2009
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 8 17 11 9 11 1967 2015
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 4 4 2 4 4 1966 1982
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 2 2 6 2 2 1936 2006
Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander 12 29 7 8 10 1950 2014
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 3 3 4 3 3 1961 1998
Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 7 8 7 5 5 1975 2015
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 17 115 29 27 41 1946 1997
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 6 7 7 6 6 1969 2011
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2012 2012
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 2 2 2 2 2 1965 1975
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 5 7 7 6 6 1967 2012
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 3 2 2 1971 1998
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 3 4 4 3 3 1947 2007
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 4 4 6 4 4 1962 2009
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 4 5 6 5 5 1967 2008
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 4 4 3 3 1950 2008
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 2 2 1 1 1
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 11 12 10 9 9 1965 2013
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 5 8 8 3 4 1971 2007
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 3 3 5 3 3 1962 2014
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1948 1948
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 7 8 7 7 8 1934 1992
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 5 5 7 4 5 1933 2012
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 1 2 1 1 1
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 5 7 8 5 7 1951 1997
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 13 20 14 14 18 1928 2009
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1975 1975
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 12 28 11 13 15 1953 2013
Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander 1 1 2 1 1 2012 2012
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 6 24 5 7 7 1946 1987
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 4 6 4 5 5 1992 2006
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 20 55 29 30 39 1951 2016
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 11 32 23 16 23 1948 2009
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 8 12 8 9 10 1954 2007
Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake 16 105 20 28 32 1946 2012
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 2 1 1 1
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1974 1976
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1967 1974
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 15 22 12 18 18 1946 2007
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 4 4 3 4 4 1982 2009
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2016 2016
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1976 2003
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 4 2 2 2008 2014
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2009
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 3 3 3 3 3 1973 2007

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Taney 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 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
6 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
8 Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
9 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county White River Hills
11 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

Checklist

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