Pituophis catenifer deserticola

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Pituophis catenifer deserticola


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: Pituophis
Species: Pituophis catenifer
Subspecies: Pituophis catenifer deserticola


Pituophis catenifer deserticola Stejneger, 1893

Holotype: CAS 14203.


  • Pituophis catenifer deserticola Stejneger, 1893
  • Pituophis catenifer deserticolaMittlerman, 1942
  • Pituophis melanoleucus deserticolaParker, 1973
  • Pituophis melanoleucus deserticolaStebbins, 1985: 190
  • Pituophis catenifer deserticolaCrother, 2000: 68


  • Stejneger, L.H. 1893: Annotated list of the reptiles and batrachians collected by the Death Valley Expedition in 1891, with descriptions of new species. North American Fauna, No. 7: 159–228.
  • Parker, William S.;Brown, William S. 1973: Species composition and population changes in two complexes of snake hibernacula in northern Utah [coluber constrictor mormon masticophis taeniatus crotalus viridis lutosus]. Herpetologica, 29 (4): 319–326.
  • Pituophis catenifer at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 04 oct 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Great Basin Gopher Snake