Drymarchon melanurus erebennus, commonly known as the Texas indigo snake, is a large, nonvenomous, colubrid snake native to Texas and Mexico. (Source. Drymarchon melanurus – (Dumeril, Bibron, and Dumeril, ) Central American Indigo Snake Other English Common Names: Central American indigo snake. Range Description. The range extends in the United States from southern Texas and Sonora south through the Gulf Coast of Mexico through the Yucatan.
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This xrymarchon has predominantly olive-brown glossy scales evolving to black at the tail. Check List 11 3: Belly scales are also blue-gray. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any trademark of NatureServe.
Zool, Cambridge Massachusetts8 3: Notes on some snakes from tropical America lately living in the collection of the Zoologicla Society of Philadelphia.
Die Schlangen des costa-ricanischen Trockenwaldes. The scale of the maps may cause narrow coastal ranges or ranges on small islands not to appear. A separation distance of 10 km for suitable habitat was selected as most appropriate for snakes assigned to this Specs Group because it seems generally unlikely that two locations separated by less than 10 km of suitable habitat would represent distinct occurrences.
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Herpetological Review 45 3: Mexico Veracruz ; Type locality: Available information on movements of colubrid snakes is limited to a small minority of species. Meerman and Stanlee M. NatureServe encourages users to let us know of any errors or significant omissions that you find in the data through see Contact Us.
Dorsal scales are smooth though large adult males may have a couple of keeled rows and in 17 rows near midbody. A review of the subspecies of the indigo snake Drymarchon corais. Structure, Function and Behavior of the World’s Snakes. Elevational range in Guatemala is from near sea level to around 1, meters 6, feet Campbell Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata.
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Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 3: Inferred Minimum Extent of Habitat Use when actual extent is unknown: These data indicate that nearly all species have home ranges smaller or much smaller than 25 ha e.
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Although the sister taxon to Drymarchon is unresolved, these dark marks appear to be unique to these taxa, and can therefore be regarded as a synapomorphy for these populations. Middle American indigo snake Drymarchon melanurus Conservation status. Etymology The specific epithet is Greek, from the words melano, meaning “black” and urus, meaning “tail”. However, “evidence of genetic structure even over short distances e.
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Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Check List 2 1: The third indigo snake species, Drymarchon corais is found only in South America. They can be found lying along canal banks or coiled in the mflanurus branches of trees overhanging ponds or streams. The specific epithet is Greek, from the words melano, meaning “black” and urus, meaning “tail”. Tlalnepantla UNAM, pp.
Carnivore Immature Food Drymarcyon In Texas, it occurs primarily along riparian corridors in thorn brush woodland and mesquite savanna of the coastal melwnurus, but also in prairies, coastal sandhills, and limestone desert Tennant This database accepts Drymarchon couperi as a species, however, further study is warranted. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
A record size for Drymarchon corais melanurus. The head and chin often are reddish or orange brown, with the head also having at times prominent dark lines radiating downward from the ddymarchon. Natricinaewith description of a new species.