Table Bc07: Amphibians and reptiles found in the Missouri portion of the White River watershed

Amphibians and reptiles found in the Missouri portion of the White River watershed.
Scientific Name Common Name County*
Acris crepitans blanchardi Blanchard's cricket frog ALL
Agkistrodon contortix phaeogaster Osage copperhead B, C, D, O, S, T, WE
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma Western cottonmouth C, O, S
Ambystoma annulatum Ringed salamander C, O, S, T
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted salamander B, C, S, T
Ambystoma t. tigrinum Eastern tiger salamander B, T
Bufo americanus Eastern American toad ALL
Bufo woodhousei Woodhouse's toad B
Carphophis amoenus vermis Western worm snake ALL
Cemophora coccinea copei Northern scarlet snake S
Chelydra s. serpentina Common snapping turtle B, O, S
Chrysemys picta bellii Western painted turtle O
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus Six-lined racerunner ALL
Coluber constrictor flaviventris Eastern yellowbelly racer B, D, O, S, T, WE, WR
Crotalus horridus Timber rattlesnake B, C, D, S
Crotaphytus c. collaris Eastern collard lizard B, C, O, S, T
Diadophis punctatus arnyi Prairie ringneck snake B, C, D, O, S, T, WR
Elaphe guttata emoryi Great plains rat snake B, C, O, S, T, WR
Elaphe o. obsoleta Black rat snake ALL
Eumeces anthracinus pluvialis Southern coal skink ALL
Eumeces fasciatus Five-lined skink ALL
Eumeces laticeps Broadhead skink B, S
Eurycea longicauda Longtail salamander B, C, D, O, S, T, WR
Eurycea lucifuga Cave salamander B, C, D, O, S, T, WR
Eurycea multiplicata griseogaster Graybelly salamander B, C, S, T
Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma salamander B, S, T
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern narrowmouth toad B, C, O, S, T
Graptemys geographica Map turtle B, C, D, O, S, WE, WR
Graptemys p. pseudogeographica False map turtle S
Heterodon platyrhinos Eastern hog snake B, C, O, S, T, WR
Hyla chrysoscelis Gray treefrog B, D, T
Hyla crucifer crucifer Northern spring peeper B, D, O, S, T
Kinosternon flavescens Yellow mud turtle B
Lampropeltis c. calligaster Prairie kingsnake B, S, T
Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki Speckled kingsnake B, C, O, S, T
Lampropeltis triangulum syspila Red milk snake B, C, O, S, T, WE
Macroclemys temminckii Alligator snapping turtle T
Masticophis f. flagellum Eastern coachwhip B, O, S, T, WE
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy C, D, O, S
Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster Yellowbelly water snake S
Nerodia s. sipedon Northern watersnake B, C, O, S, T, WE, WR
Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis Central newt B, C, D, O, S
Opheodrys aestivus Rough green snake ALL
Ophisaurus a. attenuatus Western slender glass lizard S
Phrynosoma cornutum Texas horned lizard B
Pituophis melanoleucus sayi Bullsnake B, S, T, WR
Plethodon dorsalis angusticlavius Ozark zigzag salamander B, C, D, O, S, T
Plethodon g. glutinosus Slimy salamander ALL
Pseudacris triseriata Western chorus frog B, C, O, T
Pseudemys concinna metteri Missouri river cooter O, S
Rana catesbeiana Bullfrog ALL
Rana clamitans Green frog B, C, D, S, T
Rana palustris Pickerel frog ALL
Rana spenocephala Southern leopard frog ALL
Rana sylvatica Wood frog B, S
Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus Northern fence lizard ALL
Scincella lateralis Ground skink ALL
Sistrurus miliarius streckeri Western pygmy rattlesnake B, C, D, O, S, T
Sonora semiannulata Ground snake C, O, S, T
Sternotherus odoratus Stinkpot O, WE, WR
Storeria dekayi wrightorum Midland brown snake B, D, O, S, T, WE
Storeria o. occipitomaculata Northern redbelly snake ALL
Tantilla gracilis Flathead snake B, C, O, S, T, O, WR
Terrapene carolina triunguis Three-toed box turtle ALL
Terrapene o. ornata Ornate box turtle B, C, WE
Thamnophis p. proximus Western ribbon snake C, S, T, WE, WR
Thamnophis s. sirtalis Eastern garter snake C, D, S
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared slider O, S
Trionyx m. muticus Midland smooth softshell S
Trionyx s. spinifer Eastern spiny softshell D, O, S, T
Typhlotriton spelaeus Grotto salamander B, C, D, O, S, T, WR
Virginia striatula Rough earth snake B, C, D, O, S, T
Virginia valeriae elegans Western earth snake ALL

*Collections indicate presence at the county level.

B= Barry, C= Christian, D= Douglas, O= Ozark, S= Stone, T= Taney, WE= Webster, WR= Wright

ALL= All counties

Source: Johnson (1997).

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