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Diadophis punctatus  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174158

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Coluber punctatus Linnaeus, 1766
  Common Name(s): Ring-necked Snake [English]
    Culebra de collar [Spanish]
    Ringneck Snake [English]
    couleuvre à collier [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyColubridae Oppel, 1811 – Colubrids, Typical Snakes  
                                     SubfamilyDipsadinae Bonaparte, 1838  
                                        GenusDiadophis Baird and Girard, 1853 – Ring-necked Snakes  
                                           SpeciesDiadophis punctatus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Ring-necked Snake, Culebra de collar, Ringneck Snake, couleuvre à collier  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus acricus Paulson, 1966 – Key Ringneck Snake, Key Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus amabilis Baird and Girard, 1853 – Pacific Ringneck Snake, Pacific Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus arnyi Kennicott, 1859 – Prairie Ringneck Snake, Prairie Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus dugesii Villada, 1875  
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus edwardsii (Merrem, 1820) – Northern Ringneck Snake, Northern Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus modestus Bobourt, 1866 – San Bernardino Ringneck Snake, San Bernardino Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus occidentalis Blanchard, 1923 – Northwestern Ringneck Snake, Northwestern Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus pulchellus Baird and Girard, 1853 – Coralbelly Ringneck Snake, Coral-Bellied Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus punctatus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Southern Ringneck Snake, Southern Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus regalis Baird and Girard, 1853 – Regal Ringsnake Snake, Regal Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus similis Blanchard, 1923 – San Diego Ringneck Snake, San Diego Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus stictogenys Cope, 1860 – Mississippi Ringneck Snake, Mississippi Ring-Necked Snake 
                                              Subspecies Diadophis punctatus vandenburgii Blanchard, 1923 – Monterey Ringneck Snake, Monterey Ring-Necked Snake 

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Diadophis punctatus    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Diadophis punctatus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Ringneck Snake[English], couleuvre à collier [French]   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Diadophis punctatus   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Culebra de collar[Spanish]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Diadophis punctatus   
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Diadophis punctatus   
  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: Diadophis punctatus   
  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   
  Reference for: Diadophis punctatus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Ronald M. Bonett, Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 43   
  Page(s): 102   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-946681-003   
  Notes: Available free as PDF, and as updated database, at   
  Reference for: Ring-necked Snake[English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Diadophis punctatus   

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






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