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Lampropeltis  Fitzinger, 1843
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174184

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Stilosoma Brown, 1890
  Common Name(s): Kingsnakes [English]
    Milk Snakes [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  
          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  
                                        GenusLampropeltis Fitzinger, 1843 – Kingsnakes, Milk Snakes  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Lampropeltis abnorma (Bocourt, 1886)  
                                           Species Lampropeltis alterna (Brown, 1901) – Gray-banded Kingsnake, Culebra-real bandas grises, Grey-banded Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis annulata Kennicott, 1861 – Mexican Milk Snake, Mexican Milksnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis californiae (Blainville, 1835) – California Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis calligaster (Harlan, 1827) – Prairie Kingsnake, Yellow-bellied Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis elapsoides (Holbrook, 1838) – Scarlet Milksnake, Scarlet Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis extenuata (Brown, 1890) – Short-tailed Snake, Short-tailed Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis gentilis (Baird and Girard, 1853) – Central Plains Milksnake, Western Milksnake, Central Plains Milk Snake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis getula (Linnaeus, 1766) – Common Kingsnake, Culebra-real común, Eastern Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis holbrooki Stejneger, 1902 – Speckled Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis knoblochi Taylor, 1940 – Chihuahuan Mountain Kingsnake, Knobloch's Mountain Kingsnake, Madrean Mountain Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis mexicana (Garman, 1884) – Gray-banded Kingsnake, Culebra-real potosina, Mexican Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis micropholis Cope, 1860 – Ecuadorian Milksnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis nigra (Yarrow, 1882) – Black Kingsnake, Eastern Black Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis polyzona Cope, 1860 – Atlantic Central American Milksnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis pyromelana (Cope, 1867) – Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake, Culebra-real sonorense, Arizona Mountain Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis ruthveni Blanchard, 1920 – Culebra-real de Ruthven, Ruthvens Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis splendida (Baird and Girard, 1853) – Desert Kingsnake 
                                           Species Lampropeltis triangulum (Lacépède, 1789) – Eastern Milk Snake, Eastern Milksnake, Culebra-real coralillo, couleuvre tachetée 
                                           Species Lampropeltis webbi Bryson, Dixon and Lazcano, 2005  
                                           Species Lampropeltis zonata (Lockington ex Blainville, 1876) – California Mountain Kingsnake, Culebra-real californiana, St. Helena Mountain Kingsnake 

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

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