Lampropeltis gentilis

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Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Lampropeltis
Subspecies: Lampropeltis gentilis


Lampropeltis gentilis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

  • Lectotype: USNM 131737 (old catalog number 1852 or 1853), adult ♂, collected by Capt. Marcy. [designated by Blanchard (1921: 165).
  • Type locality: “Red River, Ark.” and “Prairie Mer Rouge, La.”, restricted by lectotype designation to “North Fork, Red River, near Sweetwater Creek, Wheeler County, Texas” by Blanchard (1921: 165).


  • Ophibolus gentilis Baird & Girard, 1853: 90 [original combination]
  • Ophibolus doliatus gentilisYarrow, 1882: 90 [subsequent combination]
  • Ophibolus triangulus gentilisGarman, 1883: 66 [subsequent combination]
  • Lampropeltis triangulum gentilisStejneger & Barbour, 1917: 90 [subsequent combination]


  • Lampropeltis multistriata Kennicott, 1860: 328
    • Holotype: USNM 1842, subadult ♂, collected by Liet. Warren and Dr. F.V. Hayden.
    • Type locality: “Fort Lookout, Nebraska” [now Lyman County, South Dakota].
  • Lampropeltis pyromelana celaenops Stejneger, 1903: 153
    • Holotype: USNM 22375, collected by H.B. Lane.
    • Type locality: “Mesilla Valley[, Dona Ana County,] New Mexico”.
  • Lampropeltis doliata taylori Tanner & Loomis, 1957: 31
    • Holotype: BYU 10533, adult ♀, collected by Wilmer W. Tanner on 24 May 1951.
    • Type locality: “from approximately 2 miles north of Alpine, Utah County, Utah”.


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English: Central Plains Milksnake
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