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Ambystoma maculatum (Shaw, 1802) - Spotted Salamander


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
County map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Historical locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical County Map

Historical county map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Historical county map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Major Watersheds locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) has a total of 306 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 63 counties and 154 localities. There are a total of 100 collectors and 150 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 165 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri 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 15 and November 28, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Barry 1 1 1 1 1 1955 1955
Benton 1 1 1 1 1 2012 2012
Bollinger 2 8 4 6 6 1965 1980
Boone 8 46 10 17 18 1969 2013
Butler 4 4 5 3 4 1966 1999
Callaway 3 3 3 3 3 1999 2011
Camden 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Cape Girardeau 4 22 3 5 5 1961 1996
Carter 3 4 3 3 3 1981 1997
Cedar 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Christian 4 4 5 3 4 2009 2016
Cole 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Crawford 7 11 9 6 8 1933 2003
Dallas 2 2 3 2 2 2002 2002
Dent 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Douglas 1 2 1 1 1 2004 2004
Dunklin 1 1 1 1 1 1956 1956
Franklin 1 3 1 1 1 2014 2014
Gasconade 4 4 4 4 4 1978 2014
Greene 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Hickory 2 2 3 2 2 1999 2011
Howard 1 3 1 2 2 2002 2002
Howell 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Iron 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Jackson 3 3 2 2 3 1938 1938
Jefferson 1 1 1 1 1
Johnson 1 1 1 1 1
Laclede 3 3 4 3 3 1993 2000
Lincoln 2 5 3 3 4 1979 2011
Madison 1 2 6 1 1 2007 2007
Maries 2 3 3 2 3 1982 2014
McDonald 1 1 2 1 1 1997 1997
Miller 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Montgomery 3 3 3 3 3 1982 2004
Morgan 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Newton 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Oregon 4 5 4 3 4 1902 2014
Osage 2 2 3 2 2 1983 1997
Ozark 3 3 4 3 3 1987 1997
Perry 1 2 1 1 1 2015 2015
Phelps 3 3 4 3 3 1982 1999
Pike 4 11 2 4 4 1991 1994
Polk 3 3 2 2 2 2000 2017
Pulaski 1 1 1 1 1 1954 1954
Randolph 5 7 5 5 5 1987 2002
Reynolds 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Ripley 1 1 1 1 1
Saint Charles 1 4 3 1 2 1995 1995
Saint Clair 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Sainte Genevieve 3 3 7 3 3 2004 2016
Saint Francois 2 2 3 2 2 2008 2008
Saint Louis 4 12 7 6 7 1895 1987
Scott 2 2 4 2 2 2001 2008
Shannon 4 6 4 4 4 1973 2014
Stoddard 12 60 25 27 30 1899 2015
Stone 2 3 3 3 3 1910 1951
Taney 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Texas 2 2 4 2 2 2001 2004
Warren 3 4 4 3 3 1981 2000
Washington 1 1 1 1 1 1990 1990
Wayne 6 6 10 6 6 1968 2003
Webster 5 6 4 5 5 1998 2007
Wright 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Moniteau Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Pemiscot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
2 Ralls Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Ray Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Vernon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
4 Dade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Henry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Monroe Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Monroe Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
5 Clay Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
6 Barton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Cooper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Jasper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Lawrence Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 New Madrid Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
7 Chariton Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Mississippi Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Pettis Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Carroll Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Macon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Saline Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
9 Clinton Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Platte Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
11 Cass Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Central Irregular Plains

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Caudata Scopoli, 1777 - Salamanders
Family:
Ambystomatidae Gray, 1850 - Mole Salamanders
Genus:
Ambystoma Tschudi, 1838 - Mole Salamanders
Species:
Ambystoma maculatum (Shaw, 1802) - Spotted Salamander

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)