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Lampropeltis calligaster (Harlan, 1827) - Prairie Kingsnake


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
County map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Historical locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake). 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 Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Historical county map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake). 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 Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Major Watersheds locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake) has a total of 391 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 106 counties and 328 localities. There are a total of 116 collectors and 292 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 306 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1893 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 3 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 Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake) 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 5 5 5 5 5 1954 2011
Andrew 2 2 2 2 2 1935 1959
Atchison 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Audrain 3 3 2 3 3 2000 2005
Barry 2 4 2 3 3 1930 2004
Barton 3 3 3 3 3 1935 2015
Benton 4 4 4 4 4 1940 1967
Bollinger 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Boone 15 21 11 19 20 1933 2008
Butler 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Caldwell 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2017
Callaway 3 3 2 3 3 1970 2014
Camden 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Cape Girardeau 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Carroll 1 3 1 1 1 1944 1944
Carter 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Cass 6 6 3 5 5 1979 2017
Cedar 1 1 1 1 1 1990 1990
Chariton 5 5 6 4 4 1939 2011
Christian 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Clark 2 2 2 2 2 1971 2004
Clay 6 6 5 6 6 1958 1965
Clinton 3 3 2 3 3 1959 1968
Cole 2 2 2 2 2 1961 2012
Cooper 2 2 1 2 2 1966 1981
Crawford 1 1 1 1 1
Dade 3 3 6 3 3 1992 2007
Dallas 3 3 3 3 3 1992 2005
Daviess 2 2 2 2 2 1958 2015
De Kalb 3 18 3 4 4 1960 2017
Dent 2 2 5 2 2 1909 2007
Douglas 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Franklin 1 1 1 1 1
Gasconade 2 2 3 2 2 1974 2000
Gentry 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Greene 11 19 7 13 13 1959 2017
Grundy 3 3 1 3 3 1963 1964
Harrison 4 4 5 4 4 1950 2014
Henry 3 3 4 3 3 1959 2007
Hickory 2 2 2 2 2 1964 1992
Holt 3 3 3 3 3 1959 2016
Howard 5 5 2 4 4 2002 2011
Howell 2 2 1 2 2 2005 2005
Iron 2 2 5 2 2 1981 1981
Jackson 17 20 5 15 15 1935 1991
Jasper 1 2 2 2 2 1899 1899
Jefferson 11 13 3 4 4 1910 1965
Johnson 12 15 14 15 15 1938 1991
Knox 1 1 1 1 1 1979 1979
Laclede 4 4 4 3 4 2002 2006
Lafayette 3 3 2 3 3 1959 1959
Lawrence 4 4 4 4 4 1993 2007
Lewis 3 3 2 2 2 1998 2013
Lincoln 10 12 7 11 11 1963 2011
Linn 2 2 2 2 2 2003 2003
Livingston 3 3 3 3 3 2005 2016
Macon 4 4 3 4 4 1921 2017
Madison 2 2 4 2 2 2003 2009
Maries 6 6 4 6 6 1932 2015
Marion 3 7 2 7 7 1946 2015
McDonald 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Mercer 2 2 2 2 2 1983 2011
Miller 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Mississippi 2 2 2 2 2 1984 1984
Moniteau 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Monroe 2 2 1 2 2 2000 2005
Montgomery 2 6 4 5 6 1901 2015
Morgan 2 2 2 2 2 2004 2013
New Madrid 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Newton 1 1 2 1 1 2011 2011
Nodaway 1 1 1 1 1 1937 1937
Oregon 1 1 1 1 1 1956 1956
Osage 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Ozark 2 2 3 2 2 2012 2017
Perry 1 1 1 1 1 2011 2011
Pettis 4 4 4 4 4 1939 1997
Phelps 4 5 6 4 4 1933 2017
Pike 12 12 9 11 12 1983 2017
Platte 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Polk 6 6 6 6 6 1962 2014
Putnam 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Ralls 2 2 3 2 2 2001 2007
Randolph 2 2 2 2 2 1961 2014
Ray 2 2 2 2 2 1953 1953
Reynolds 2 2 2 2 2 1964 2001
Ripley 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Saint Charles 7 10 6 10 10 1900 2010
Saint Clair 4 4 2 4 4 1931 1958
Sainte Genevieve 1 1 3 1 1
Saint Francois 2 2 4 2 2 1970 1970
Saint Louis 17 24 14 16 18 1893 1985
Saline 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Schuyler 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Scotland 2 2 2 2 2 1979 2003
Scott 1 1 1 1 1 1970 1970
Shannon 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Shelby 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Stone 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Sullivan 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Taney 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Texas 3 3 2 2 2 2004 2004
Vernon 3 3 2 3 3 1937 1937
Washington 3 3 3 3 3 1991 2011
Webster 2 2 1 2 2 2003 2003
Worth 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Wright 3 3 1 3 3 2002 2004

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake). 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 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Buchanan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Buchanan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Warren Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Pulaski Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Pulaski Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Stoddard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Wayne Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Black River Hills Border
8 Dunklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 Pemiscot 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:
Lampropeltis Fitzinger, 1843 - Kingsnakes and Milksnakes
Species:
Lampropeltis calligaster (Harlan, 1827) - Prairie Kingsnake

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)