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Diadophis punctatus (Linnaeus, 1766) - Ring-necked Snake


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
County map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Historical locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake). 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 Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Historical county map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake). 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 Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Major Watersheds locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake) has a total of 1119 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 104 counties and 438 localities. There are a total of 221 collectors and 417 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 483 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1887 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 9, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake) 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 2 2 2 2 2 1992 2012
Andrew 1 3 1 1 1 1959 1959
Atchison 4 4 3 4 4 1986 2017
Barry 10 29 10 15 17 1930 1976
Barton 1 6 1 1 1 1982 1982
Bates 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2003
Benton 4 6 4 4 4 1940 1980
Bollinger 1 1 1 1 1 1972 1972
Boone 19 141 15 27 32 1909 2002
Buchanan 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Butler 2 3 3 2 2 1994 1994
Caldwell 5 5 3 3 3 1992 2016
Callaway 3 3 3 2 2 2002 2005
Camden 5 6 5 5 5 1948 2012
Cape Girardeau 6 9 6 7 7 1938 1996
Carroll 1 4 1 1 1 1944 1944
Carter 3 7 9 4 7 1930 1993
Cass 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Cedar 3 4 3 3 3 1982 2002
Chariton 2 2 4 2 2 2005 2013
Christian 7 9 12 7 7 1967 2013
Clark 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Clay 2 3 2 2 2 1939 1955
Clinton 1 2 1 1 1 1982 1982
Cole 3 3 5 2 3 1982 2012
Cooper 2 4 2 2 2 1952 1998
Crawford 8 10 12 7 9 1892 2008
Dade 2 2 1 1 1 1982 1982
Dallas 2 2 4 2 2 1939 2000
Daviess 3 11 3 4 4 1940 2016
De Kalb 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Dent 2 5 5 4 5 1909 1964
Douglas 3 3 4 3 3 1972 2007
Franklin 5 12 8 8 8 1934 1976
Gasconade 3 4 5 3 3 2011 2013
Gentry 2 2 2 2 2 1983 2000
Greene 7 19 6 7 7 1953 2017
Grundy 2 3 2 2 2 1982 2005
Harrison 1 1 1 1 1 1958 1958
Henry 4 6 5 4 5 1991 2007
Hickory 7 7 5 6 6 1940 1976
Holt 4 8 3 4 4 1959 2017
Howard 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Howell 4 4 4 4 4 2003 2007
Iron 5 7 7 4 5 1950 1974
Jackson 22 170 6 30 33 1926 1997
Jasper 2 3 2 3 3 1906 1982
Jefferson 20 37 21 19 20 1899 2015
Johnson 18 57 17 22 28 1946 1995
Knox 1 1 1 1 1 1994 1994
Laclede 3 3 3 3 3 1954 1999
Lafayette 2 2 2 2 2 1962 1983
Lawrence 2 2 3 2 2 1993 2007
Lewis 2 2 2 2 2 2002 2013
Lincoln 7 13 9 6 9 1963 2013
Linn 2 4 4 2 2 1984 1984
Livingston 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2005
Macon 1 2 1 2 2 1916 1916
Madison 2 2 4 2 2 1950 2007
Maries 3 3 3 3 3 2000 2003
Marion 1 1 1 1 1 1950 1950
McDonald 3 9 3 4 4 1936 1982
Mercer 2 2 1 1 1 1983 1983
Miller 4 5 7 5 5 1966 2010
Moniteau 2 27 3 2 3 2000 2000
Monroe 5 21 6 4 4 1950 2001
Montgomery 2 6 3 4 4 1902 1970
Morgan 3 3 3 3 3 1948 2002
Newton 4 7 5 6 6 1944 2011
Oregon 3 3 3 3 3 1940 1973
Osage 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Ozark 2 7 6 6 7 1975 1980
Perry 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Pettis 10 29 6 7 8 1939 2014
Phelps 6 9 10 6 8 1958 2015
Pike 5 14 9 4 9 1971 1994
Platte 2 6 1 2 2 1939 1983
Polk 6 6 2 6 6 1959 2016
Pulaski 7 15 7 7 7 1929 1979
Ralls 3 4 5 3 4 1971 2001
Randolph 4 4 2 4 4 1983 2007
Ray 3 8 1 4 4 1951 1960
Reynolds 1 1 3 1 1 1997 1997
Ripley 4 4 4 4 4 1973 2011
Saint Charles 2 2 2 2 2 1940 1971
Saint Clair 11 58 12 12 15 1938 2007
Sainte Genevieve 5 17 5 5 5 1932 2007
Saint Francois 4 6 7 4 6 1937 2008
Saint Louis 15 44 14 16 18 1887 1996
Saline 6 21 4 5 5 1940 2015
Schuyler 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Shannon 3 4 3 3 3 1940 2010
Stoddard 6 15 5 10 10 1935 1970
Stone 6 9 10 8 8 1906 1976
Sullivan 3 3 2 3 3 2003 2012
Taney 11 24 14 15 17 1946 2009
Texas 3 4 4 2 4 1989 1997
Vernon 2 2 2 2 2 1982 1987
Warren 3 6 3 3 3 1976 1999
Washington 6 14 7 8 11 1953 1972
Wayne 9 9 11 9 9 1935 1993
Webster 4 4 1 3 3 2001 2016
Worth 2 3 3 2 2 1985 2000
Wright 2 2 2 2 2 1973 2002

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake). 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 River Hills
2 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Putnam Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Scott Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Scotland Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Dunklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Bluff Hills
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

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:
Diadophis Baird and Girard, 1853 - Ring-necked Snakes
Species:
Diadophis punctatus (Linnaeus, 1766) - Ring-necked Snake

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)