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Sternotherus odoratus (Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) - Eastern Musk Turtle


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
County map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Historical locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle). 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 Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Historical county map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle). 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 Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Major Watersheds locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle) has a total of 136 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 51 counties and 105 localities. There are a total of 70 collectors and 88 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 93 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1892 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 6 and November 4, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle) 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 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Bates 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Benton 1 1 1 1 1 1968 1968
Bollinger 3 3 3 3 3 1966 2009
Butler 5 5 4 5 5 1949 1996
Camden 2 5 2 2 2 1967 1978
Cape Girardeau 3 4 3 3 3 1904 2007
Carter 3 4 9 3 3 1930 2004
Cass 1 1 1 1 1 1987 1987
Cooper 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Crawford 2 2 3 2 2 1983 2014
Dallas 2 2 3 2 2 1987 2016
Dunklin 6 9 4 5 5 1909 1962
Franklin 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Gasconade 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Greene 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Howell 1 1 1 1 1 1969 1969
Iron 2 2 3 1 1
Jackson 4 4 1 2 2 1938 1938
Jasper 2 2 1 1 1
Laclede 3 3 3 2 3 2010 2012
Lewis 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Lincoln 2 2 1 2 2 1997 2014
Madison 2 2 2 2 2 2003 2003
Maries 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
McDonald 3 6 2 3 3 1975 1984
Mississippi 2 2 3 2 2 1984 2007
Newton 1 1 1 1 1 1976 1976
Oregon 3 3 3 3 3 1941 2005
Osage 1 1 2 1 1 2006 2006
Ozark 5 10 4 5 6 1892 1969
Pemiscot 4 5 3 3 3 1920 1938
Perry 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017
Polk 1 1 2 1 1 1940 1940
Pulaski 1 1 2 1 1 2004 2004
Ripley 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Saint Charles 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Saint Clair 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Saint Francois 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Saint Louis 1 1 1 1 1
Scott 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Shannon 2 2 5 2 2 2003 2010
Stoddard 3 11 6 7 7 1965 2005
Stone 1 1 1 1 1 1949 1949
Taney 1 2 1 1 1
Texas 2 2 2 2 2 2004 2007
Vernon 5 7 4 5 5 1904 2006
Washington 3 4 2 4 4 1909 1983
Wayne 4 5 6 4 4 1939 2001
Webster 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Wright 1 1 3 1 1 1940 1940

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle). 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 Christian Same watershed, within 5 miles James
2 Douglas Same watershed, within 5 miles North Fork White
2 Hickory Same watershed, within 5 miles Harry S Truman
2 Jefferson Same watershed, within 5 miles Big
2 Jefferson Same watershed, within 5 miles Meramec
2 Morgan Same watershed, within 5 miles Lake of the Ozarks
2 Morgan Same watershed, within 5 miles Lamine
2 New Madrid Same watershed, within 5 miles New Madrid-St. Johns
2 New Madrid Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Mississippi-Memphis
2 Pettis Same watershed, within 5 miles Lamine
2 Phelps Same watershed, within 5 miles Meramec
2 Phelps Same watershed, within 5 miles Big Piney
2 Phelps Same watershed, within 5 miles Lower Gasconade
2 Reynolds Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Saint Francis
4 Cedar Same watershed, within 10 miles Harry S Truman
4 Clark Same watershed, within 10 miles Bear-Wyaconda
4 Clay Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
4 Dent Same watershed, within 10 miles Current
4 Henry Same watershed, within 10 miles Harry S Truman
4 Lafayette Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
4 Miller Same watershed, within 10 miles Lake of the Ozarks
4 Moniteau Same watershed, within 10 miles Lamine
4 Ray Same watershed, within 10 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
4 Sainte Genevieve Same watershed, within 10 miles Big
4 Sainte Genevieve Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
4 Sainte Genevieve Same watershed, within 10 miles Upper Saint Francis
4 Sainte Genevieve Same watershed, within 10 miles Whitewater
6 Barry Same watershed, within 20 miles Elk
6 Dade Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Dade Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Johnson Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Johnson Same watershed, within 20 miles South Grand
6 Lawrence Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
6 Lawrence Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Marion Same watershed, within 20 miles Bear-Wyaconda
6 Montgomery Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Pike Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
6 Platte Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
6 Saline Same watershed, within 20 miles Lamine
6 Warren Same watershed, within 20 miles Cuivre
8 Audrain Same watershed, within 30 miles Cuivre
8 Caldwell Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Carroll Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Clinton Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Crooked
8 Scotland Same watershed, within 30 miles Bear-Wyaconda

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Testudines Linnaeus, 1758 - Turtles
Family:
Kinosternidae Agassiz, 1857 - Mud and Musk Turtles
Genus:
Sternotherus Gray, 1825 - Musk Turtles
Species:
Sternotherus odoratus (Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) - Eastern Musk Turtle

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)