Lampropeltis calligaster

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Colubroidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera

Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Lampropeltis
Species: Lampropeltis calligaster
Subspecies: L. c. calligaster – L. c. occipitolineata – L. c. rhombomaculata

Name[edit]

Lampropeltis calligaster (Harlan, 1827)

Synonyms[edit]

  • Coluber calligaster Harlan, 1827: 359
  • Ablabes triangulum var. calligasterHallowell, 1856: 244
  • Lampropeltis calligaster Cope, 1860: 255

References[edit]

  • Harlan, R. 1827. Genera of North American Reptilia, and synopsis of the species. Journ. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 5: 317-372.
  • Cope, E.D. 1860. Catalogue of the Colubridae in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, with notes and descriptions of new species. Part II. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 12: 241-266.
  • Lampropeltis calligaster at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 13 sep 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Prairie Kingsnake