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Warren County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Warren County has a total of 167 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 53 species and 72 localities. There are a total of 46 collectors and 64 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 70 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1908 and its most recent collection year is 2013. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 25 and October 30, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Warren County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Warren 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 2 1 1 2001 2001
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 3 3 4 3 3 2000 2013
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 8 11 9 8 9 1971 1998
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 3 4 4 3 3 1981 2000
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 1980 1980
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 2 1 1 1 1983 1983
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 3 5 3 3 3 1969 1998
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 2 1 1 1
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 2 4 2 2 2003 2003
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 5 1 2 2 1974 1974
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 1991 2009
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 3 6 3 3 3 1976 1999
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 3 3 2 3 3 1981 2012
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 2 1 1 1 1972 1972
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 3 3 5 3 3 2002 2011
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 3 2 2 2013 2013
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 2 2 3 2 2 1994 1998
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 2 2 1 1 1975 1975
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 4 3 3 3 1975 1982
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2001 2001
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 6 16 6 6 7 1978 1998
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 2 2 2 2001 2001
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 5 3 2 2 1980 2001
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 3 2 2 2 2000 2000
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1976 1976
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 3 1 1 1997 1997
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 3 4 8 3 3 1976 2003
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 2 2 3 2 2 1988 2000
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 5 1 1 2003 2003
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga 1 2 1 1 1
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 7 12 2 3 3 1969 1975
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 4 5 4 4 4 1908 2009
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 2 1 1 2010 2010
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 6 23 3 5 5 1972 2005
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 2 2 2 2 1976 1976
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 3 3 4 3 3 2001 2009
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 3 3 3 1991 2013
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Warren 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 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Missouri
2 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Peruque-Piasa
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Peruque-Piasa
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
7 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
8 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
10 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Checklist

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Notes

1 This species is not native to Missouri. Thus far, non-native reptiles in Missouri have only been found in urban areas and do not appear to constitute a threat to our native herpetofauna. This is not the case everywhere and non-native species that become invasive are considered by many biologists to be a major threat, second only to habitat loss, to our native species. Care should be taken to prevent the spread of this and all non-native species. Furthermore, it is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.