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Plestiodon anthracinus (Baird, 1850) - Southern Coal Skink


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
County map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Historical locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink). 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 Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Historical county map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink). 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 Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Major Watersheds locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink) has a total of 129 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 45 counties and 107 localities. There are a total of 70 collectors and 100 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 103 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1907 and its most recent collection year is 2016. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 6 and October 21, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink) 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 4 4 4 4 4 1927 1976
Barton 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Benton 1 1 4 1 1 2014 2014
Butler 2 3 3 3 3 1987 1994
Camden 5 8 5 6 6 1963 2014
Cape Girardeau 2 2 2 2 2 1981 2007
Carter 3 3 3 3 3 1930 1979
Christian 5 5 7 5 5 1961 1993
Cole 2 2 3 2 2 1981 2012
Crawford 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Dade 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Douglas 1 1 1 1 1 1972 1972
Franklin 2 2 2 2 2 2016 2016
Greene 3 3 3 3 3 1959 1972
Hickory 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Iron 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Jefferson 4 5 5 3 3 1907 2015
Johnson 3 4 2 4 4 1961 1976
Laclede 3 4 3 3 3 2000 2003
Maries 1 1 2 1 1 2012 2012
McDonald 2 2 2 2 2 1972 1982
Miller 4 4 4 4 4 1962 1976
Moniteau 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Morgan 1 1 2 1 1 2002 2002
Newton 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Oregon 1 9 1 1 1 1950 1950
Ozark 5 5 4 5 5 1961 1982
Pettis 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Phelps 7 10 7 10 10 1979 2015
Pulaski 4 4 4 4 4 1929 1972
Reynolds 2 2 3 2 2 2008 2008
Ripley 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Saint Clair 6 8 9 7 7 1938 2007
Sainte Genevieve 1 1 3 1 1 2004 2004
Saint Francois 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Saint Louis 2 2 2 2 2 1993 1993
Shannon 3 3 3 3 3 1941 1973
Stoddard 1 1 1 1 1 1975 1975
Stone 4 4 3 4 4 1950 1993
Taney 5 7 8 5 7 1951 1997
Vernon 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Warren 2 2 2 2 2 1976 1976
Wayne 2 2 4 2 2 1947 1995
Webster 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Wright 2 2 2 2 2 1961 1973

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Plestiodon anthracinus (Southern Coal Skink). 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 Boone Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Callaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Dallas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
2 Dallas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Henry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Perry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Washington Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
4 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Bluff Hills
4 Cooper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Dent Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Dent Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Gasconade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Osage Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Osage Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Saint Charles Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
5 Lawrence Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
6 Howard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Howell Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Howell Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Jasper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Jasper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Lincoln Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Montgomery Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Saline Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Texas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Texas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Texas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Texas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
7 Scott Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
8 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Cass Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Dunklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Bluff Hills
8 Jackson Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Pike Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
9 Mississippi Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Squamata Oppel, 1811 - Lizards and Snakes
Suborder:
Lacertilia Oppel, 1811 - Lizards
Family:
Scincidae Gray, 1825 - Skinks
Genus:
Plestiodon Duméril and Bibron, 1839 - Toothy Skinks
Species:
Plestiodon anthracinus (Baird, 1850) - Southern Coal Skink

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms