Pantherophis vulpinus

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Pantherophis vulpinus


Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Pantherophis
Species: Pantherophis vulpinus


Pantherophis vulpinus (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Type locality: USA: Wisconsin, Racine County, Racine.



  • Baird, S.F. and C. Girard. 1853: Catalogue of North American Reptiles in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Part 1. Serpents. Smithsonian Inst., Washington, xvi + 172 pp.
  • Utiger, Urs, Notker Helfenberger, Beat Schätti, Catherine Schmidt, Markus Ruf and Vincent Ziswiler 2002: Molecular systematics and phylogeny of Old World and New World ratsnakes, Elaphe Auct., and related genera (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 9 (2): 105–124.
  • Burbrink, Frank T. and Robin Lawson 2007: How and when did Old World ratsnakes disperse into the New World? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43 (1): 173–189.
  • Shew, J.J., B.D. Greene & F.E. Durbian, 2012: Spatial Ecology and Habitat Use of the Western Foxsnake (Pantherophis vulpinus) on Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge (Missouri). Journal of herpetology, 46 (4): 539–548. doi: 10.1670/10-111.
  • Pantherophis vulpinus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 02 oct 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Western Fox Snake