Thamnophis saurita

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Thamnophis saurita

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 saurita
Subspecies (4): T. s. nitae – T. s. sackenii – T. s. saurita – T. s. septentrionalis

Name[edit]

Thamnophis saurita (Linnaeus, 1766) [conserved name]

  • Holotype: unknown, presumed lost.
  • Neotype: FMNH 73119 (formerly CMR 53.136.5), adult ♀, collected by John Quinby on 20 July 1953. [designated by Schmidt & Conant (1956: 230)]
  • Type locality: “Carolina”, redesigned by neotype designation to “15 miles northeast of Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina” by Schmidt & Conant (1956: 230).
  • Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 385 (1956: 193).

Combinations[edit]

  • Coluber saurita Linnaeus, 1766: 385 [original combination]
  • Natrix sauritaMerrem, 1820: 122 [subsequent combination]
  • Tropidonotus sauritaBoie, 1827: 535 [subsequent combination]
  • Leptophis sauritusHolbrook, 1842: 21 [subsequent combination]
  • Thamnophis sauritaFitzinger, 1843: 26 [subsequent combination by implication]
  • Eutainia sauritaBaird & Girard, 1853: 24 [subsequent combination]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Linnaeus, C. 1766. Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 1): 1–532. BHL Reference page
  • International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 1956. Opinion 385. Determination under the Plenary Powers of the method to be adopted in interpreting the nominal species “Coluber sirtalisLinnaeus, 1758, the common garter snake of the eastern United States, and approval of the neotype designated for the foregoing species and of that designated for the ribbon snake of North America. pp. 191–230, 2 pls. In Hemming, F. (Ed.). Opinions and Declarations of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Volume 12. International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature: London. BHL Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Eastern Ribbon Snake