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Lampropeltis zonata  (Lockington ex Blainville, 1876)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174193

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Coluber zonatus Blainville, 1835
 
    Lampropeltis zonata multicincta (Yarrow, 1882)
 
    Ophibolus getulus multicinctus Yarrow, 1882
 
    Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata (Bocourt, 1886)
 
    Lampropeltis zonata parvirubra Zweifel, 1952
 
    Lampropeltis zonata pulchra Zweifel, 1952
 
    Lampropeltis zonata zonata (Lockington ex Blainville, 1876)
 
    Bellophis zonatus Lockington ex Blainville, 1876
 
  Common Name(s): California Mountain Kingsnake [English]
 
    Culebra-real californiana [Spanish]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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  
                                           SpeciesLampropeltis zonata (Lockington ex Blainville, 1876) – California Mountain Kingsnake, Culebra-real californiana  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata    
       
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Culebra-real californiana[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata   
       
  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: Lampropeltis zonata, California Mountain Kingsnake [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: Lampropeltis zonata   
       
  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: Lampropeltis zonata   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Hobart M., and Edward H. Taylor  
  Publication Date: 1945   
  Article/Chapter Title: An annotated checklist and key to the snakes of Mexico   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin United States National Museum, no. 187   
  Page(s): iv + 239   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: Available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7894923   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Zweifel, Richard G.  
  Publication Date: 1974   
  Article/Chapter Title: Lampropeltis zonata   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Page(s): 174.1-174.4   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata, California Mountain Kingsnake [English]   
       

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

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Blainville (1835:293) coined the name 'C.[oluber] (Zacholus) zonatus,' but the description is considered by most to be inadequate for definite assignment to a species, and to have been so when it was originally coined; the type specimen was apparently lost by the 1880s. Lockington (1876:52-53) described 'Bellophis zonatus nov. sp.' and said it was 'very probably the same species' as Blainville's, and 'for this reason I have preserved his specific name of zonatus.' There has been disagreement about whether or not this constitutes a homonymy, but Smith and Taylor (1945:84-85) argue that since the names cannot be said to clearly apply to different species, they should not be consided homomnyms, and that based on the handling of similar cases in ICZN Opinion 126 (from the 1930s, see p.485), authorship for the currently-recognized species should be given as Lapropeltis zonatus (Lockington ex Blainville, 1876). This view was followed by Zweifel (1974:174.2), as well  
 

 

   

 
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