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Plestiodon septentrionalis Baird, 1859 - Prairie Skink


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
County map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Historical locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie 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 septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Historical county map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie 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 septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Major Watersheds locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie Skink) has a total of 15 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 5 counties and 8 localities. There are a total of 11 collectors and 10 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 10 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1949 and its most recent collection year is 2004. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are April 6 and August 1, 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 septentrionalis (Prairie 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
Barton 1 3 2 2 2 1992 1992
Gentry 2 2 2 2 2 1997 2004
Harrison 3 8 5 4 4 1992 2003
Platte 1 1 1 1 1 1949 1949
Worth 1 1 2 1 1 1997 1997

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Plestiodon septentrionalis (Prairie 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 Andrew Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Buchanan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 De Kalb Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Vernon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Daviess Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Grundy Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Jasper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Mercer Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Clay Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Clinton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Dade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Holt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain

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 septentrionalis Baird, 1859 - Prairie Skink

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms