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Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Snapping Turtle


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
County map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Historical locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle). 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 Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Historical county map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle). 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 Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Major Watersheds locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) has a total of 404 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 112 counties and 313 localities. There are a total of 97 collectors and 243 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 256 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1898 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 19 and November 27, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) 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
Adair 3 3 2 3 3 2005 2011
Andrew 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Audrain 6 6 6 6 6 2002 2015
Barry 2 6 5 3 3 1930 2015
Barton 4 5 3 4 4 1989 2008
Bates 3 12 3 4 4 1973 2003
Benton 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2013
Bollinger 3 3 4 3 3 1996 2009
Boone 9 15 5 8 10 1957 2000
Buchanan 2 17 2 3 3 1933 1976
Butler 1 1 1 1 1 1898 1898
Caldwell 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Callaway 5 5 3 4 4 1988 2000
Camden 2 2 3 2 2 1975 2001
Cape Girardeau 4 4 5 4 4 1970 2011
Carroll 3 3 1 2 2 1992 1992
Carter 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Cass 2 2 2 2 2 1977 2008
Cedar 2 2 6 2 2 1990 2007
Chariton 5 5 2 3 3 1983 2011
Christian 3 3 4 3 3 2013 2017
Clark 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Clay 3 3 2 3 3 1964 1992
Clinton 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1982
Cole 2 2 2 2 2 2000 2007
Cooper 3 3 1 2 2 1990 1990
Crawford 2 2 1 2 2 1990 1990
Dade 4 4 2 4 4 1982 2016
Dallas 1 1 2 1 1 2001 2001
Daviess 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
De Kalb 2 2 2 2 2 1992 2016
Dent 2 4 3 3 4 1909 1977
Douglas 3 3 5 3 3 2002 2008
Dunklin 3 4 2 4 4 1931 1957
Franklin 1 1 1 1 1 1906 1906
Gasconade 3 3 6 3 3 2006 2008
Gentry 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Greene 12 12 6 12 12 2009 2017
Grundy 2 2 3 2 2 1982 2010
Harrison 2 2 4 2 2 1983 2014
Henry 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Hickory 3 3 2 3 3 1992 2015
Holt 6 6 4 5 5 1967 2017
Howard 7 7 3 4 4 1999 2008
Howell 1 1 1 1 1 1973 1973
Jackson 8 10 3 7 7 1909 1990
Jasper 3 4 3 3 3 1931 2012
Jefferson 7 7 3 2 2 1971 1971
Johnson 3 4 3 3 3 1972 1989
Knox 4 4 2 4 4 1986 2011
Laclede 3 3 5 3 3 1992 2015
Lafayette 3 3 4 3 3 1981 2014
Lawrence 5 5 5 4 4 1993 2005
Lewis 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Lincoln 1 2 1 2 2 1978 2010
Linn 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2015
Livingston 6 6 6 5 5 1933 2010
Macon 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Madison 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Maries 3 3 3 3 3 1906 2013
Marion 1 1 1 1 1 1946 1946
McDonald 1 1 1 1 1 1906 1906
Mercer 2 2 3 2 2 2010 2011
Miller 1 1 1 1 1
Mississippi 3 3 4 3 3 1987 2007
Moniteau 4 4 6 3 3 1940 1999
Monroe 3 3 6 3 3 2001 2011
Montgomery 2 2 4 2 2 1899 2003
Morgan 4 4 4 4 4 1948 2015
New Madrid 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Newton 2 2 5 2 2 1935 2015
Nodaway 1 1 2 1 1 2009 2009
Oregon 3 3 3 3 3 1940 2005
Osage 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Ozark 2 2 2 2 2 1983 2015
Pemiscot 2 3 2 2 3 1923 1923
Perry 2 2 3 2 2 1995 2011
Pettis 4 4 3 4 4 2005 2014
Phelps 3 3 5 2 3 1999 2007
Pike 4 6 1 4 4 1994 2005
Platte 2 2 2 2 2 1931 1961
Polk 7 7 4 7 7 1989 2017
Pulaski 1 1 4 1 1 2005 2005
Putnam 2 2 2 2 2 2005 2013
Ralls 1 1 2 1 1 1958 1958
Randolph 2 3 1 2 2 2001 2003
Ray 2 2 1 2 2 1985 1985
Reynolds 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
Ripley 2 2 4 2 2 1996 2007
Saint Charles 1 1 1 1 1 1985 1985
Saint Clair 3 3 4 3 3 1994 2010
Sainte Genevieve 2 2 2 2 2 2008 2008
Saint Francois 3 3 4 3 3 2005 2008
Saint Louis 1 3 1 3 3 1900 1908
Saline 3 3 3 3 3 1973 1991
Schuyler 5 5 2 3 3 1985 2013
Scotland 2 2 2 2 2 1950 2011
Scott 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Shannon 3 3 3 3 3 1940 2004
Shelby 2 2 2 2 2 1998 2003
Stoddard 2 2 2 2 2 2005 2015
Stone 3 3 3 3 3 2004 2017
Sullivan 6 6 2 5 5 1986 2015
Taney 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
Texas 2 3 4 2 3 1941 1996
Vernon 4 4 3 3 3 1937 2006
Warren 1 5 1 2 2 1974 1974
Washington 5 39 4 5 6 1909 2008
Wayne 6 7 7 7 7 1939 2010
Webster 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Worth 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Wright 2 2 2 2 2 2014 2016

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle). 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 Atchison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Iron Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Iron Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Testudines Linnaeus, 1758 - Turtles
Family:
Chelydridae Gray, 1870 - Snapping Turtles
Genus:
Chelydra Schweigger, 1812 - Snapping Turtles
Species:
Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Snapping Turtle

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)