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Webster County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Webster County has a total of 199 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 47 species and 70 localities. There are a total of 29 collectors and 54 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 59 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1932 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 26 and November 2, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Webster County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Webster 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 6 6 4 4 1932 2003
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 2 5 2 2 2 1959 2001
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 5 6 4 5 5 1998 2007
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander 3 3 1 2 2 2002 2016
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 2 2 2 2 2 1994 2001
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 4 2 2 2 1959 1973
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 2 1 2 2 1932 1932
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 1 1 1 1 1 1959 1959
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 6 2 2 2 1959 2005
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 4 2 2 1959 2003
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 1959 1959
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 4 4 1 3 3 2001 2016
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 3 3 3 1 3
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 1 2 2 2003 2003
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 2 2 1 2 2 2001 2002
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 3 3 3 3 3 1961 2005
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 3 1 2 2 1932 1932
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 4 1 1 1961 1961
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 4 5 5 4 4 1932 2006
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 5 29 5 6 6 1932 2017
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 3 3 3 3 1961 2003
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 2 1 1 1987 1987
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 8 4 4 4 1959 2017
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 2 1 1 1 1959 1959
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 2 7 2 3 3 1959 2002
Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander 2 2 3 2 2 2002 2005
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 4 1 2 2 1932 1932
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 5 2 3 3 1932 1962
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 4 3 3 3 1932 2003
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1959 2001
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 16 2 2 2 1961 1961
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 13 21 5 8 9 1932 2016
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1939 1939
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 3 3 2 3 3 2001 2008
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 4 4 3 3 4 2001 2005
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 2 2 4 2 2 2013 2013
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 4 13 2 4 4 1960 1962

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Webster 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 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 5 miles James
4 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
6 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 20 miles Upper Gasconade
6 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 20 miles Niangua
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 20 miles Niangua
6 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Niangua
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Bull Shoals Lake
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles James
6 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles James
8 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
8 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
9 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
11 Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

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