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Wright County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Wright County has a total of 214 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 53 species and 84 localities. There are a total of 37 collectors and 60 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 66 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1895 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 29 and November 9, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Wright County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Wright 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 14 5 4 4 1930 1950
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 2 2 2 2 2 2004 2004
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander 4 5 5 3 3 1980 2007
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander 1 2 2 1 1 1988 1988
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1932 1932
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 3 2 3 3 1932 1959
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 2 2 2 2 2 2007 2015
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 2014 2016
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 4 5 2 4 4 1932 2003
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 2 2 2 2 2 1973 2002
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 5 17 6 4 4 1928 1979
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 3 3 4 3 3 1979 2006
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 7 10 11 6 7 1904 2007
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 1 3 1 1 1 1960 1960
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 2 1 1 1930 1930
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 2 1 2 2 1932 1932
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 1 3 3 2002 2004
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 4 4 2 3 3 2002 2010
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 2 1 1 2004 2004
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 2 3 1 1 1948 1948
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 3 4 5 3 3 1908 1948
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 4 6 4 4 4 1950 2016
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 3 3 5 3 3 2003 2016
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 2 3 3 2 2 1973 2007
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 3 14 4 3 3 1930 1948
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 2 4 4 2 3 1989 1995
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 2 1 2 2 2002 2003
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1895 1895
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 3 4 3 3 4 1932 1971
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 2 2 2 2003 2003
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1973
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 3 1 1 1 1959 1959
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 5 15 4 4 4 1928 2011
Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander 1 6 1 1 1 1973 1973
Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander 1 4 1 1 1 2003 2003
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 3 3 4 2 3 1989 1995
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 3 6 5 5 6 1932 2002
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 3 5 2 3 3 1961 2003
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 1 1 3 1 1 1940 1940
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 2 2 2 2 2002 2002
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 5 5 4 4 4 1973 2014
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 10 16 5 7 7 1932 2017
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 4 4 4 4 4 1966 2010
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1960 2003
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 3 1 1 2013 2013
Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake 3 4 4 3 4 1961 2003

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Wright 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 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Gasconade
2 Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
6 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender Same watershed, within 20 miles North Fork White
6 Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 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 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Same watershed, within 20 miles North Fork White
6 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
8 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 30 miles Upper Gasconade
8 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Plateau
8 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles North Fork White
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
8 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills

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