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Nerodia sipedon  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174251

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Natrix sipedon (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Coluber sipedon Linnaeus, 1758
  Common Name(s): Northern Water Snake [English]
    couleuvre d'eau [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                     SubfamilyNatricinae Bonaparte, 1838  
                                        GenusNerodia Baird and Girard, 1853 – Water Snakes, North American Water Snakes  
                                           SpeciesNerodia sipedon (Linnaeus, 1758) – Northern Water Snake, couleuvre d'eau  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Nerodia sipedon insularum (Conant and Clay, 1937) – Lake Erie Water Snake 
                                              Subspecies Nerodia sipedon pleuralis (Cope, 1892) – Midland Water Snake 
                                              Subspecies Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Linnaeus, 1758) – Northern Water Snake 
                                              Subspecies Nerodia sipedon williamengelsi (Conant and Lazell, 1973) – Carolina Water Snake 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Nerodia sipedon    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Northern Water Snake[English], couleuvre d'eau [French]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Nerodia sipedon   
  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: Nerodia sipedon   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Nerodia sipedon   
  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: Nerodia sipedon   

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



  Comment: Banks et al. (2004) note: Threatened in some areas of species' range  



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