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Lithobates sphenocephalus (Cope, 1886) - Southern Leopard Frog


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
County map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Historical locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog). 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 Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Historical county map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog). 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 Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Major Watersheds locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog) has a total of 529 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 100 counties and 324 localities. There are a total of 191 collectors and 327 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 348 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1891 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 4 and November 15, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog) 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
Audrain 1 5 3 1 1 1950 1950
Barry 5 7 9 5 6 1927 2004
Barton 2 2 3 2 2 1990 1991
Bates 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1982
Benton 2 3 2 2 2 1963 2015
Bollinger 4 8 7 8 8 1963 2005
Boone 5 15 10 9 12 1945 1982
Butler 7 14 11 11 11 1906 1999
Caldwell 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Callaway 4 6 3 4 4 1965 2001
Camden 5 7 6 6 6 1930 2013
Cape Girardeau 3 3 3 3 3 1992 1996
Carroll 1 1 4 1 1 2005 2005
Carter 5 6 7 5 5 1931 1993
Cass 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Cedar 3 3 2 2 2 1982 2003
Chariton 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Christian 3 4 5 3 3 1967 1973
Clark 1 1 3 1 1 2006 2006
Clay 4 4 4 3 4 1962 1962
Cole 1 2 1 1 1 1997 1997
Cooper 2 2 1 2 2 1967 1982
Crawford 1 1 3 1 1 1949 1949
Dade 6 6 4 5 5 1992 2017
Dallas 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Daviess 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Dent 1 1 1 1 1 1909 1909
Douglas 3 3 4 3 3 1972 2008
Dunklin 7 13 2 6 6 1904 1962
Franklin 5 8 5 5 5 1906 2014
Gasconade 3 4 2 2 2 2002 2011
Greene 5 6 3 5 5 1998 2017
Grundy 3 4 4 4 4 1963 2010
Henry 3 3 2 2 2 1938 2008
Hickory 4 5 6 5 5 1964 2006
Holt 1 1 2 1 1 1941 1941
Howard 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Howell 1 1 3 1 1 2002 2002
Iron 1 1 1 1 1 1933 1933
Jackson 6 8 5 6 6 1908 1962
Jasper 3 3 5 3 3 1899 2012
Jefferson 6 7 9 6 7 1932 1971
Johnson 9 24 13 12 15 1908 1997
Knox 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Laclede 1 2 1 1 1
Lawrence 3 8 4 3 3 1935 2015
Lewis 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Lincoln 3 3 4 3 3 1941 2010
Linn 3 6 4 3 3 1933 1984
Livingston 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Macon 2 2 2 2 2 1992 1996
Madison 2 2 6 1 2 2007 2007
Maries 1 1 3 1 1 2007 2007
Marion 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
McDonald 2 7 3 3 3 1906 2009
Miller 7 14 5 6 6 1938 1982
Mississippi 6 21 13 11 11 1932 2007
Moniteau 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Monroe 2 2 3 2 2 1941 1992
Montgomery 4 5 5 3 4 1905 1995
Morgan 2 2 3 2 2 1939 1969
New Madrid 5 6 7 5 5 1903 2008
Newton 6 17 6 8 8 1924 1984
Oregon 5 6 6 5 5 1900 1973
Osage 7 8 6 6 6 1989 2003
Ozark 5 7 5 5 5 1902 2017
Pemiscot 3 5 4 3 4 1923 2008
Perry 3 3 4 3 3 1988 1995
Pettis 5 5 4 5 5 1929 2014
Phelps 3 3 3 2 2 1948 1999
Pike 4 4 2 4 4 1944 2015
Polk 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2013
Pulaski 5 7 3 4 4 1929 1967
Putnam 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Ralls 2 2 2 2 2 1971 1999
Randolph 3 3 2 3 3 1999 2002
Ray 1 1 1 1 1 1959 1959
Reynolds 2 2 2 2 2 1939 1940
Ripley 2 2 5 2 2 2004 2009
Saint Charles 7 23 6 7 7 1903 1989
Saint Clair 6 9 8 6 6 1938 2012
Sainte Genevieve 2 2 2 2 2 1971 2012
Saint Francois 3 5 7 4 4 1931 2008
Saint Louis 3 5 4 5 5 1891 1971
Saline 2 2 2 2 2 1940 2014
Schuyler 1 3 1 1 1 1986 1986
Scotland 2 4 1 2 2 1986 1986
Scott 3 3 3 3 3 2007 2011
Shannon 9 12 8 8 8 1931 1963
Shelby 1 2 1 1 1 1998 1998
Stoddard 10 43 16 16 17 1899 2003
Stone 9 18 6 11 11 1906 1974
Taney 3 4 4 3 3 1950 2008
Texas 3 3 3 3 3 1987 2005
Vernon 1 1 1 1 1 1904 1904
Warren 1 1 2 1 1 2001 2001
Washington 2 4 2 3 3 1909 1990
Wayne 8 11 12 10 10 1939 2014
Webster 4 5 5 4 4 1932 2006
Wright 2 3 3 2 2 1973 2007

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog). 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 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
3 Platte Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
4 Adair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Atchison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Clinton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Harrison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Andrew Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 De Kalb Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Mercer Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Sullivan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
7 Nodaway Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
8 Buchanan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Buchanan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Gentry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Anura Fischer von Waldheim, 1813 - Frogs
Family:
Ranidae Rafinesque, 1814 - True Frogs
Genus:
Lithobates Fitzinger, 1843 - American Water Frogs
Species:
Lithobates sphenocephalus (Cope, 1886) - Southern Leopard Frog

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms