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Plestiodon obsoletus Baird and Girard, 1852 - Great Plains Skink


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
County map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Historical locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains 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 obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Historical county map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains 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 obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Major Watersheds locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink) has a total of 17 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 7 counties and 10 localities. There are a total of 6 collectors and 11 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 11 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1940 and its most recent collection year is 2011. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are April 23 and September 13, 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 obsoletus (Great Plains 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
Atchison 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Barry 2 2 3 2 2 1991 1992
Buchanan 1 1 1 1 1 2011 2011
Cass 2 5 1 3 3 1941 1941
Jackson 1 5 1 3 3 1940 1941
Newton 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Vernon 2 2 2 2 2 1957 1957

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains 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 Clay Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Jasper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Platte Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Andrew Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Stone Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
6 Barton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Clinton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 De Kalb Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Holt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 McDonald Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Ray Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Christian Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
8 Henry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Johnson Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Wooded Osage Plains
8 Lawrence Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Saint Clair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Taney Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River 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 obsoletus Baird and Girard, 1852 - Great Plains Skink

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms