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Plestiodon laticeps (Schneider, 1801) - Broad-headed Skink


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

County Map

County map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
County map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Historical locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed 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 3 August 2022.

Historical County Map

Historical county map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Historical county map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed 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 3 August 2022.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Major Watersheds locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink).
Map created 3 August 2022.

Native Status

Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink) has a total of 148 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 55 counties and 119 localities. There are a total of 79 collectors and 113 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 121 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1884 and its most recent collection year is 2021. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 3 and October 14, 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 laticeps (Broad-headed 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 3 3 2 2 2 1966 2002
Barton 1 1 1 1 1
Benton 1 1 1 1 1 1932 1932
Boone 11 22 7 14 18 1966 2002
Butler 4 9 4 7 7 1898 1995
Callaway 1 1 1 1 1 1975 1975
Camden 2 2 2 2 2 1973 1973
Cape Girardeau 3 3 2 2 2 1963 1996
Carter 2 4 4 4 4 1930 1941
Cedar 1 2 3 1 1 2007 2007
Chariton 1 1 1 1 1 2020 2020
Christian 3 3 5 3 3 1967 2003
Cole 2 2 2 2 2 1978 2005
Cooper 1 1 1 1 1
Crawford 1 1 1 1 1 1933 1933
Dade 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Dunklin 3 3 2 3 3 1962 1962
Franklin 2 2 2 2 2 1970 1971
Greene 5 5 6 5 5 1959 2021
Howard 1 1 1 1 1
Jasper 2 2 3 2 2 1964 2003
Lawrence 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Lincoln 4 5 3 4 4 1964 2013
Macon 3 5 4 5 5 1994 2018
Madison 2 2 2 2 2 1976 2013
McDonald 1 1 1 1 1 1998 1998
Miller 2 2 2 2 2 1948 1970
Mississippi 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Montgomery 1 1 2 1 1 1998 1998
Morgan 3 3 3 3 3 1966 1969
New Madrid 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Newton 1 1 1 1 1 1972 1972
Oregon 1 1 2 1 1 2004 2004
Osage 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Pemiscot 1 1 1 1 1 1923 1923
Pettis 3 5 3 3 4 1968 1972
Pike 2 3 4 3 3 1948 1993
Pulaski 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Randolph 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Reynolds 2 2 3 2 2 2008 2008
Ripley 2 2 4 2 2 1965 2010
Saint Charles 2 2 2 2 2 1975 1989
Saint Clair 2 2 3 2 2 1938 2007
Saint Francois 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Saint Louis 5 6 4 5 5 1884 1986
Saline 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Scott 5 5 3 4 5 2001 2011
Shannon 2 2 3 2 2 1941 2002
Stoddard 7 8 6 5 5 1966 2019
Stone 2 3 3 3 3 1906 1968
Taney 1 1 1 1 1 1975 1975
Texas 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Warren 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Washington 1 2 1 2 2 1909 1909
Wayne 3 3 2 2 2 1956 1956

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed 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 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Bluff Hills
2 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
2 Carroll Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Gasconade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Henry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Iron Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles St. Francois Knobs and Basins
2 Jefferson Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Jefferson Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Phelps Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Ralls Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Maries Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Monroe Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Perry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Sainte Genevieve Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles St. Francois Knobs and Basins
4 Vernon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Adair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Dallas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Dent Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Dent Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Douglas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Howell Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Current River Hills
6 Johnson Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Knox Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Laclede Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Linn Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
6 Moniteau Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Moniteau Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Prairie Ozark Border
6 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Webster Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Webster Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Wright Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Livingston Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Ozark Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
8 Ray Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Sullivan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Cherokee Plains
10 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Wooded Osage Plains

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 laticeps (Schneider, 1801) - Broad-headed Skink

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms