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Thamnophis sauritus  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174134

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Eastern Ribbon Snake [English]
 
    Eastern Ribbonsnake [English]
 
  Valid Name: Thamnophis saurita (Linnaeus, 1766)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - unjustified emendation   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus   
       
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (http://www.reptile-database.org)   
  Reference for: Eastern Ribbonsnake[English]   
       
  Source: Snake Species of the World, vol. undetermined, manuscript (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: Working manuscript of follow-up volumes to McDiarmid et al. (1999), "Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1"   
  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kraus, F., and H. D. Cameron  
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Note on the Proper Nomenclature for the Snake Currently Known as Thamnophis sauritus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Review, vol. 47, no. 1   
  Page(s): 74-75   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0018-084X   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Native  
    Continental US, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: 'Linnaeus correctly latinized the Greek masculine a-stem word as saurita, a noun in apposition ending in short a [...]. Therefore the trivial name saurita will not vary when the genus name varies. Its emendation to sauritus by Holbrook (1842) was unjustified; hence, the proper name for this snake is Thamnophis saurita.' (Kraus and Cameron, 2016)  
 

 

   

 
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