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Springfield Nature Center to host reptile, amphibian program

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Learn more about Missouri’s reptiles and amphibians at the “Show-Me Herps” program on Saturday, June 17.

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Table Bc05: Amphibians Found in the Crooked River Basin

Amphibians Found in the Crooked River Basin

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Table Bc05: Amphibians Found in the Elk River Basin

Amphibians Found in the Elk River Basin

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Bullfrog

Taking a different angle on frogging pays fry-pan dividends

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"You get a line, and I'll get a pole, We’ll go down to the froggin’ hole."

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Toads and Frogs

Missouri is home to 26 species and subspecies of toads and frogs. Learn their natural history, and browse our on-line field guide listings.

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Upland Chorus Frog

Pseudacris feriarum
Earlier considered a subspecies of western chorus frog, the upland chorus frog is now recognized as a separate species. In Missouri, it’s only found in the Mississippi Lowlands of the Bootheel.

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Western Narrow-Mouthed Toad

Audio of a Western Narrow-Mouthed toad.

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Western Narrow-Mouthed Toad (Great Plains Narrow-Mouthed Toad)

Gastrophryne olivacea
The western narrow-mouthed toad has a plump body, small pointed head, and a fold of skin behind the eyes. This species is typically uniform in color, ranging from tan to gray or olive green, and it has a white belly.

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Photo of a western slimy salamander

Western Slimy Salamander

Photo of a western slimy salamander.

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Photo of a western slimy salamander

Western Slimy Salamander

Plethodon albagula
You might not want to touch this salamander—it secretes a thick, very sticky substance that adheres to skin like glue. It causes dust, dirt or bits of dead leaves to stick to one’s hands and is difficult to remove.

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