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Elaphe  Fitzinger in Wagler, 1833
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174174

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Corn Snakes [English]
    Fox Snakes [English]
    Rat Snakes [English]
    Ratsnakes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 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  
                                     SubfamilyColubrinae Oppel, 1811  
                                        GenusElaphe Fitzinger in Wagler, 1833 – Corn Snakes, Fox Snakes, Rat Snakes, Ratsnakes  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Elaphe anomala (Boulenger, 1916)  
                                           Species Elaphe bimaculata Schmidt, 1925 – Chinese Leopard Snake 
                                           Species Elaphe carinata (Günther, 1864) – Taiwan Stink Snake 
                                           Species Elaphe climacophora (H. Boie, 1826) – Japanese Ratsnake 
                                           Species Elaphe davidi (Sauvage, 1884) – Pere David's Rat Snake 
                                           Species Elaphe dione (Pallas, 1773) – Steppes Ratsnake 
                                           Species Elaphe quadrivirgata (H. Boie, 1826) – Japanese Four-lined Ratsnake 
                                           Species Elaphe quatuorlineata (Bonnaterre, 1790) – Four-lined Ratsnake 
                                           Species Elaphe sauromates (Pallas, 1811) – East-Four-lined Ratsnake 
                                           Species Elaphe schrenckii Strauch, 1873 – Amur Ratsnake, Siberian Ratsnake 
                                           Species Elaphe zoigeensis Huang, Ding, Burbrink, Yang, Huang, Ling, Chen and Zhang, 2012 – Zoige Ratsnake 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Elaphe    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Elaphe   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Elaphe   
  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: Elaphe   
  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: Elaphe   

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