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Wayne County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Wayne County has a total of 576 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 70 species and 149 localities. There are a total of 124 collectors and 152 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 203 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1892 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 5 and December 10, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Wayne County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Wayne 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 11 47 16 17 17 1939 2010
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 13 14 9 10 10 1934 2009
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 8 12 7 10 10 1935 2011
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 6 6 10 6 6 1968 2003
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 5 5 9 5 5 1968 2003
Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander 2 2 6 2 2 1966 1998
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 3 4 5 4 4 1953 2000
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 9 15 14 11 11 1935 2010
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 7 33 8 10 10 1939 2010
Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1937 1937
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 5 5 3 4 4 1940 1962
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 5 11 8 6 6 1940 2010
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 6 7 7 7 7 1939 2010
Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 10 14 16 11 11 1935 2010
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 5 6 6 6 6 1906 1946
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 8 9 11 7 7 1956 2015
Deirochelys reticularia Western Chicken Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 9 9 11 9 9 1935 1993
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 4 7 7 5 5 1946 1970
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 3 10 4 3 3 1940 1964
Farancia abacura Western Mudsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1939 1939
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 1 2 1 1 1 1940 1940
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander 4 6 12 4 5 1968 2010
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 6 9 6 6 7 1934 2005
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 2 2 2 2 2 1979 1993
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 2 4 2 2 2 1961 1976
Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle 3 3 4 3 3 1989 2009
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 6 7 10 5 5 1976 2015
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 2 2 2 2 2 1967 1967
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 6 12 8 9 9 1931 1950
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 10 16 11 11 12 1939 2010
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1940 1940
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 8 11 12 10 10 1939 2014
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1953 1953
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 3 3 3 3 3 1910 1987
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 4 4 5 4 4 1939 2003
Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake 5 5 7 5 5 1989 2003
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 2 2 6 2 2 2000 2001
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 11 17 13 10 11 1939 1981
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 5 6 2 2 1939 2003
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 6 7 6 6 6 1900 1962
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 2 1 1 1976 1976
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 2 3 4 3 3 1939 1999
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 8 8 8 8 8 1935 2016
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 2 2 4 2 2 1947 1995
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 6 12 14 10 10 1939 2010
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 3 3 2 2 2 1956 1956
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 9 30 18 17 21 1939 2015
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 13 42 31 20 28 1938 2015
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 3 6 5 5 5 1946 2010
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog 3 3 2 3 3 1958 1968
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 8 22 8 9 9 1939 2010
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 5 13 11 10 10 1935 1995
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 5 10 8 5 5 1973 2011
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 12 23 8 12 14 1933 2015
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 4 5 6 4 4 1939 2001
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 4 2 2 2 1957 1988
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 4 2 2 1934 2010
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 2 3 4 3 3 1940 1964
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 17 22 25 18 19 1934 2013
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 3 2 2 2001 2009
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 5 6 4 4 4 1937 2010
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 3 3 5 3 3 1892 2007
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 2 3 2 2 2 1937 1957

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Wayne 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 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Black River Hills Border
2 Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Saint Francis
2 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Black
2 Heterodon gloydi Dusty Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Black River Hills Border
2 Pseudacris fouquettei Cajun Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Black River Hills Border
2 Pseudacris illinoensis Illinois Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
2 Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
4 Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Nerodia cyclopion Mississippi Green Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
6 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
10 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
10 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
11 Lampropeltis nigra Eastern Black Kingsnake Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Mississippi Alluvial Plain

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