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Plethodon serratus Grobman, 1944 - Southern Red-backed Salamander


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

County Map

County map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
County map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Historical locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander). 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 8 April 2021.

Historical County Map

Historical county map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Historical county map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander). 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 8 April 2021.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Major Watersheds locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Native Status

Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander) has a total of 548 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 34 counties and 183 localities. There are a total of 156 collectors and 190 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 244 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1896 and its most recent collection year is 2020. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 10 and December 3, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander) 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
Bollinger 8 19 7 6 8 1950 1972
Butler 4 16 4 5 5 1935 1992
Camden 6 30 4 7 8 1969 1978
Cape Girardeau 9 15 7 12 12 1961 2016
Carter 5 6 7 5 6 1964 2015
Crawford 2 5 2 2 3 1988 1988
Dent 2 5 5 4 4 1909 2010
Douglas 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Franklin 4 5 4 3 4 1971 1995
Henry 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Howell 3 4 3 2 2 1961 2005
Iron 14 29 14 23 26 1959 2020
Jefferson 19 29 16 18 21 1900 2019
Laclede 2 3 2 2 2 1961 1969
Madison 8 25 8 8 8 1971 2020
Maries 1 1 1 1 1 1971 1971
Miller 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Morgan 1 5 1 1 1 1965 1965
Oregon 4 6 5 4 5 1950 2011
Osage 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Perry 5 5 7 5 5 1959 1995
Phelps 5 6 8 5 6 1980 2019
Pulaski 1 1 1 1 1 1955 1955
Reynolds 10 32 15 11 17 1949 2020
Ripley 2 4 2 2 2 1968 2009
Sainte Genevieve 7 9 11 7 7 1956 2013
Saint Francois 4 5 7 4 4 1907 2008
Saint Louis 11 33 9 11 13 1896 1996
Shannon 6 6 12 6 6 1970 2010
Stoddard 5 144 14 19 24 1960 1987
Texas 10 32 24 12 19 1961 2003
Washington 6 6 7 6 6 1952 2020
Wayne 14 54 33 22 30 1938 2015
Wright 1 4 1 1 1 2003 2003

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Plethodon serratus (Southern Red-backed Salamander). 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 Dallas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Saint Charles Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Benton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
4 Gasconade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Plateau
4 Ozark Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Saint Clair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
5 Cole Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Ozark Highlands
5 Scott Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
6 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Lincoln Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Pettis Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Warren Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
7 Johnson Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Moniteau Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Dunklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Bluff Hills
8 Dunklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
8 Vernon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
9 Cass Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
9 Cooper Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Mississippi Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 New Madrid Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
9 Webster Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Callaway Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Christian Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county White River Hills
10 Montgomery Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Taney Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county White River Hills

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Caudata Scopoli, 1777 - Salamanders
Family:
Plethodontidae Gray, 1850 - Lungless Salamanders
Genus:
Plethodon Tschudi, 1838 - Woodland Salamanders
Species:
Plethodon serratus Grobman, 1944 - Southern Red-backed Salamander

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)