Thamnophis elegans

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Thamnophis elegans

Taxonavigation[edit]

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
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Natricinae
Genus: Thamnophis
Species: Thamnophis elegans
Subspecies (4): T. e. elegans – T. e. hueyi – T. e. terrestris – T. e. vagrans

Name[edit]

Thamnophis elegans (Baird & Girard, 1853)

  • Holotype: USNM 882, adult ♂, collected by C.C. Boyle, date unknown.
  • Type locality: “El Dorado Co., Cal. [=California]”.

Combinations[edit]

  • Eutainia elegans Baird & Girard, 1853: 34 [original combination]
  • Eutaenia elegansYarrow & Henshaw, 1878: 1638 [subsequent combination]
  • Thamnophis elegansVan Denburgh, 1897: 207 [subsequent combination]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Baird, S.F. & Girard, C. 1853. Catalogue of North American Reptiles in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Part 1.–Serpents. Smithsonian Institution: Washington. xvi + 172 pp. BHL Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Western Terrestrial Garter Snake