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Lithobates blairi (Mecham, Littlejohn, Oldham, Brown, and Brown, 1973) - Plains Leopard Frog


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
County map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Historical locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog). 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 Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Historical county map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog). 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 Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Major Watersheds locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog) has a total of 315 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 63 counties and 155 localities. There are a total of 82 collectors and 141 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 148 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1891 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 7 and October 26, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog) 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
Andrew 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Atchison 3 5 4 3 3 1985 1991
Audrain 1 1 2 1 1 2000 2000
Bates 1 1 2 1 1 1991 1991
Boone 6 7 4 7 7 1978 2009
Buchanan 2 2 2 2 2 1933 1986
Caldwell 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Callaway 2 4 2 3 3 1994 1998
Cape Girardeau 2 2 2 2 2 1996 2007
Carroll 2 2 2 2 2 1950 2016
Cass 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1984
Chariton 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Clark 6 16 2 2 4 1995 1996
Clay 10 10 12 10 10 1942 1992
Clinton 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Cole 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Cooper 4 7 5 3 3 1929 2000
De Kalb 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Dunklin 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Gentry 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Grundy 1 2 2 2 2 1964 1964
Harrison 2 2 1 2 2 1983 1993
Henry 5 5 4 3 3 1973 1993
Holt 4 5 2 4 4 1966 2016
Howard 4 5 5 3 3 1999 2009
Jackson 15 82 7 19 19 1904 1978
Jefferson 1 1 1 1 1 1932 1932
Johnson 14 29 20 20 22 1908 1995
Knox 2 2 1 2 2 2003 2011
Lafayette 3 5 3 3 3 1929 1962
Lewis 2 3 3 2 3 1995 1996
Lincoln 1 2 1 2 2 1980 1993
Linn 2 3 4 3 3 1964 1984
Livingston 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Macon 3 3 3 3 3 1933 2003
Mercer 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Mississippi 2 5 2 2 2 1984 1987
Moniteau 2 2 4 2 2 1992 1998
Monroe 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Montgomery 1 2 2 1 1 1929 1929
Morgan 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Ozark 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Perry 1 1 3 1 1 1995 1995
Pettis 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Pike 3 6 4 3 4 1998 2009
Platte 3 3 3 3 3 1931 2011
Putnam 3 3 2 3 3 1994 2013
Ralls 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Randolph 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Ray 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Saint Charles 4 42 4 3 3 1900 1989
Saint Clair 2 2 1 2 2 2001 2008
Saint Louis 1 1 1 1 1 1891 1891
Saline 3 9 4 3 3 1929 2017
Schuyler 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Scotland 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Scott 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Shelby 3 3 1 1 1 1997 1997
Sullivan 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Vernon 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Warren 2 2 3 2 2 1994 1998
Worth 1 1 2 1 1 1985 1985
Wright 1 2 3 1 1 1948 1948

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Lithobates blairi (Plains Leopard Frog). 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 Adair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Adair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Benton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Benton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Benton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Camden Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Franklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Franklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Eastern Ozark Border
2 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 New Madrid Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
2 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
4 Daviess Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Gasconade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Osage Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Pemiscot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Sainte Genevieve Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Middle Mississippi Alluvial Plain
6 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Miller Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Miller Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Stoddard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
7 Washington Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Barton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Dallas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Laclede Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Saint Francois Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Eastern Ozark Border
9 Crawford Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
10 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Osage/Gasconade Hills
10 Texas Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Osage/Gasconade Hills
11 Butler Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Mississippi Alluvial Plain
11 Butler Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Douglas Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Howell Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Taney Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Webster Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Anura Fischer von Waldheim, 1813 - Frogs
Family:
Ranidae Rafinesque, 1814 - True Frogs
Genus:
Lithobates Fitzinger, 1843 - American Water Frogs
Species:
Lithobates blairi (Mecham, Littlejohn, Oldham, Brown, and Brown, 1973) - Plains Leopard Frog

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms