Pantherophis alleghaniensis

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Pantherophis alleghaniensis


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: Pantherophis
Species: Pantherophis alleghaniensis


Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Holbrook, 1836)

  • Syntypes (n=2): ANSP 16792, collected by Wilkins; location of second syntype unknown, collected by George Robbins.
  • Type locality: “Highlands of the Hudson”, New York and “summit of the Blue Ridge in Virginia”.


  • Coluber alleghaniensis Holbrook, 1836: 111 [original combination]
  • Scotophis alleghaniensisBaird & Girard, 1853: 73 [subsequent combination]
  • Elaphis alleghaniensisHallowell, 1856 [subsequent combination]
  • Elaphe alleghaniensisBurbrink, 2001: 40 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Holbrook, J.E. 1836–1840. North American Herpetology; or, A description of the reptiles inhabiting the United States. J. Dobson: Philadelphia. Volume I: 120 pp. + XXIII pls. BHL; Volume II: 125 pp. + XXX pls. BHL; Volume III: 122 pp. + XXX pls. BHL; Volume IV: 126 pp. + XXVIII pls. BHL Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Eastern Rat Snake
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