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Eurycea lucifuga Rafinesque, 1822 - Cave Salamander


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

County Map

County map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
County map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Historical locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave 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 5 February 2019.

Historical County Map

Historical county map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Historical county map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave 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 5 February 2019.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Major Watersheds locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Native Status

Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander) has a total of 432 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 40 counties and 191 localities. There are a total of 161 collectors and 209 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 242 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1892 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 8 and November 26, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave 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 12 31 8 11 12 1892 1991
Benton 3 4 2 3 3 1941 1966
Butler 1 1 1 1 1 1935 1935
Camden 7 14 10 9 10 1930 1991
Cape Girardeau 1 3 2 1 1 1996 1996
Carter 12 25 20 14 17 1930 1997
Christian 3 6 11 3 5 1982 2003
Crawford 3 6 6 5 5 1930 2013
Dallas 2 2 3 2 2 1930 1965
Dent 2 2 2 2 2 1909 1933
Douglas 2 2 1 1 1 1928 1928
Franklin 5 10 10 8 8 1906 1971
Gasconade 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Greene 2 2 2 2 2 1933 2013
Howell 1 1 3 1 1 2004 2004
Iron 8 10 9 7 10 1930 1976
Jasper 1 1 1 1 1
Jefferson 20 45 21 22 24 1902 2015
Laclede 2 2 3 2 2 1961 1992
McDonald 12 25 15 12 16 1906 2001
Miller 2 8 3 3 3 1962 1977
Morgan 1 1 1 1 1 1951 1951
Newton 2 2 2 2 2 1944 1944
Oregon 4 13 8 5 6 1928 1973
Ozark 3 8 5 3 4 1965 2007
Perry 5 7 6 6 7 1964 1993
Phelps 4 8 7 5 5 1980 2002
Pulaski 12 41 13 16 17 1941 2002
Reynolds 4 8 6 2 7 1963 1963
Sainte Genevieve 1 1 1 1 1 1964 1964
Saint Francois 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Saint Louis 4 6 4 4 4 1932 1996
Shannon 13 29 18 14 15 1928 2010
Stone 21 81 29 40 44 1892 1999
Taney 4 4 2 4 4 1966 1982
Texas 1 1 3 1 1 2001 2001
Washington 1 1 1 1 1 1965 1965
Wayne 3 10 4 3 3 1940 1964
Webster 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Wright 3 3 4 3 3 1979 2006

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Eurycea lucifuga (Cave 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 Cole Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Cole Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Lawrence Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Lawrence Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Maries Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Maries Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Osage Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Osage Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles St. Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Eastern Ozark Border
4 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles St. Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Ripley Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
4 Ripley Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Ripley Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Ripley Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
5 Moniteau Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
5 Moniteau Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
5 Pettis Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
5 Pettis Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
6 Barton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Barton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Dade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Dade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Henry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Henry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Saint Clair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Saint Clair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Stoddard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Stoddard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
7 Scott Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Scott Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
8 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
9 Cooper Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Cooper Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Mississippi Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Mississippi Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
10 Montgomery Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Montgomery Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Saint Charles Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Saint Charles Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Warren Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Warren Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Caudata Scopoli, 1777 - Salamanders
Family:
Plethodontidae Gray, 1850 - Lungless Salamanders
Genus:
Eurycea Rafinesque, 1822 - Brook Salamanders
Species:
Eurycea lucifuga Rafinesque, 1822 - Cave Salamander

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

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