Drymarchon melanurus erebennus, commonly known as the Texas indigo snake, is a large, nonvenomous, colubrid snake native to Texas and Mexico. (Source. Drymarchon melanurus – (Dumeril, Bibron, and Dumeril, ) Central American Indigo Snake Other English Common Names: Central American indigo snake. Range Description. The range extends in the United States from southern Texas and Sonora south through the Gulf Coast of Mexico through the Yucatan.

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drymarchoon The Herpetological Journal Etymology The specific epithet is Greek, from the words melano, meaning “black” and urus, meaning “tail”. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 53 4: Notes and descriptions of new and little-known species of American reptiles. Please refer to our Distribution Data Sources to find contact information for your jurisdiction. Pages in P.

Structure, Function and Behavior of the World’s Snakes. Van Devender, Robert L. Herpetological Review 42 3: A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma Serpentes: This species has predominantly olive-brown glossy scales drymachon to black at the tail. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

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Drymarchon melanurus

Reptilia, Colubridae, Drymarchon melanurus: About Websites Contact Us Home. The snakes of Honduras. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 6: Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico: Snakes of drrymarchon North America.

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Retrieved from ” https: The Middle American indigo snake Drymarchon melanurusalso known as the blacktail cribois a large, non venomouscolubrid snake species found in the southwestern United StatesMexicoCentral Americaand northern South America. The reptiles and batrachians of North America. In Central America, Smith noted the existence of hybrid zones between melanurus on one hand and the taxa erebennus, orizabensis and rubidus on the other.

The data provided is for planning, assessment, and informational purposes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Herpetological Review 45 3: Indigo snakes are typically between ft although they have found measuring over in and weighing around lbs in weight.


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NatureServe Status Global Status: Drymarchon melanurus Taxonomic Comments: A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further srymarchon needed. The species has declined in distribution and abundance at the northern end of the range in Texas, but it remains locally common there in some areas Irwin Drymarchon corais occurs in South America east of the Andes Wuster et al.

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Middle American indigo snake

Indigo snakes are listed as threatened by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and are protected by the state of Texas. Online with updates at: Reproductive cycles of lizards drymarchoh snakes.

G5 – Secure Nation: Endangered and threatened melanurhs recovery program: No other sympatric plain black snake has unkeeled scales and an undivided anal. This taxonomic rearrangement treats D.