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Carphophis vermis (Kennicott, 1859) - Western Wormsnake


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
County map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Historical locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake). 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 Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Historical county map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake). 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 Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Major Watersheds locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake) has a total of 751 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 84 counties and 293 localities. There are a total of 168 collectors and 300 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 356 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1888 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 5 and November 1, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake) 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
Andrew 1 1 1 1 1
Barry 8 52 11 16 16 1930 1976
Bates 2 4 2 2 2 1955 1958
Benton 7 14 8 7 8 1961 2007
Bollinger 2 2 2 2 2 1965 1971
Boone 14 32 8 20 24 1965 2000
Buchanan 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Butler 2 3 3 3 3 1901 1994
Callaway 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Camden 2 5 2 2 2 1948 1978
Cape Girardeau 2 2 4 2 2 1995 2007
Carroll 1 1 1 1 1 1968 1968
Carter 2 3 2 2 2 1931 1970
Cass 2 4 4 3 3 1929 1992
Cedar 1 1 1 1 1 1990 1990
Christian 7 9 11 7 7 1962 2013
Clay 2 3 2 2 2 1967 1973
Cole 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Cooper 1 1 3 1 1 1997 1997
Crawford 7 10 8 6 10 1898 1965
Dade 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Dallas 3 3 4 3 3 1992 2001
Daviess 2 2 2 2 2 1940 2001
De Kalb 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Dent 2 2 2 2 2 1909 1963
Douglas 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Franklin 5 5 6 5 5 1934 1971
Gentry 2 2 2 2 2 1972 2001
Greene 8 16 6 8 8 1959 2016
Grundy 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Harrison 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Henry 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Hickory 3 5 2 3 3 1964 1985
Holt 1 1 1 1 1
Howard 1 1 1 1 1
Iron 4 4 7 4 4 1923 2009
Jackson 11 54 7 18 19 1914 1962
Jasper 1 1 1 1 1 1935 1935
Jefferson 13 44 11 15 16 1899 1971
Johnson 8 18 12 13 15 1940 1987
Laclede 2 2 2 2 2 2000 2000
Lafayette 1 1 1 1 1
Lincoln 6 8 7 7 8 1909 2012
Linn 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Madison 2 2 5 2 2 1962 2007
Maries 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Marion 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
McDonald 6 11 7 6 7 1930 2013
Miller 5 8 6 6 6 1969 2010
Moniteau 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Montgomery 1 2 2 2 2 1906 1906
Newton 4 6 5 5 5 1891 2006
Oregon 2 3 2 2 2 1956 1956
Osage 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Ozark 6 12 10 7 9 1961 2017
Pettis 2 23 3 5 5 1939 1969
Phelps 5 6 6 4 4 1959 2009
Pike 6 8 7 4 6 1971 1995
Platte 1 2 1 1 1 1958 1958
Polk 2 3 2 3 3 1961 2005
Pulaski 4 10 4 4 4 1962 1985
Ralls 2 10 8 2 8 1971 1979
Randolph 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Ray 3 5 2 4 4 1951 1965
Reynolds 7 12 6 5 8 1950 1963
Ripley 3 3 4 3 3 1969 1973
Saint Charles 1 2 2 2 2 1898 1898
Saint Clair 8 142 13 9 12 1938 2007
Sainte Genevieve 1 1 3 1 1
Saint Francois 3 3 4 3 3 1971 2008
Saint Louis 10 25 8 12 13 1888 2009
Saline 2 10 2 2 2 1940 1940
Scotland 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Shannon 7 9 7 6 7 1963 2010
Shelby 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Stoddard 2 4 2 3 3 1936 1975
Stone 10 20 14 11 11 1913 2012
Taney 15 41 23 19 28 1946 2009
Texas 3 3 2 3 3 2004 2011
Warren 2 2 4 2 2 2003 2003
Washington 5 10 6 6 8 1909 1971
Wayne 5 11 8 6 6 1940 2010
Webster 2 6 2 2 2 1959 2005
Wright 2 2 2 2 2 2007 2015

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Carphophis vermis (Western Wormsnake). 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 Adair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Caldwell Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Clinton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Gasconade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Macon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Morgan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Sullivan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Howell Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Howell Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Knox Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Lawrence Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Livingston Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Mercer Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Monroe Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Perry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Perry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Schuyler Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Scott Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Worth Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Barton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Chariton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Chariton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Clark Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Lewis Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Lewis Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Vernon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Vernon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Dunklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
8 Mississippi Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 New Madrid Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 Putnam Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
9 Atchison Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Squamata Oppel, 1811 - Lizards and Snakes
Suborder:
Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758 - Snakes
Family:
Colubridae Oppel, 1811 - Typical Harmless Snakes
Genus:
Carphophis Gervais, 1843 - North American Wormsnakes
Species:
Carphophis vermis (Kennicott, 1859) - Western Wormsnake

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms