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Texas County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Texas County has a total of 224 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 54 species and 95 localities. There are a total of 72 collectors and 65 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 88 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1930 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 9 and November 2, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Texas County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Texas 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 3 3 3 3 3 1977 2002
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 4 4 5 4 4 2004 2007
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 1 1 1 1 1 1980 1980
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 2 5 2 1 1 1998 1998
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 2 2 4 2 2 2001 2004
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 2003 2003
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 1 1 1 1
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 2 3 2 2 2 1976 2004
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 5 9 8 5 6 1988 2016
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 2 2 2 2 2003 2006
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 3 3 2 3 3 2004 2011
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 3 4 2 3 1941 1996
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 6 6 3 5 5 1932 2004
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 2 2 2 2 2 1976 2004
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender 5 11 7 5 5 1953 2003
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 4 4 2 4 1989 1997
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2001 2001
Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 2 1 1 1998 1998
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 4 7 4 3 3 1967 2016
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 3 3 3 3 3 2003 2007
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 35 1 1 1 1990 1990
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 2 2 2 2004 2004
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 3 2 2 2004 2006
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 3 1 2 2 1941 1941
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 3 3 3 3 3 1983 2005
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 3 3 3 3 3 1987 2005
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 6 1 1 1998 1998
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 8 9 8 8 8 1970 2016
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 2 2 2 2 2003 2004
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 4 5 5 5 5 1976 2004
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1989 2002
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1989 2003
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 6 20 15 7 13 1976 2004
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 7 20 17 9 16 1961 2003
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 2 1 1 1943 1943
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 2 3 2 2 2 1982 1982
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1984 1984
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 2004 2007
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 3 3 2 3 3 2001 2004
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 5 9 4 5 5 1930 2011
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 7 7 3 4 4 1977 2004
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 7 2 2 2002 2016

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Texas 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 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Big Piney
4 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Current
4 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Current River Hills
8 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
10 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Central Plateau
10 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Osage/Gasconade Hills
10 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Osage/Gasconade Hills
10 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Adjacent county, same watershed Current
10 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Adjacent county, same watershed Meramec

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