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Lampropeltis getula  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209247

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Lampropeltis getulus (Linnaeus, 1766)
  Common Name(s): Common Kingsnake [English]
    Culebra-real común [Spanish]
  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  
                                     GenusLampropeltis Fitzinger, 1843 – Kingsnakes, Milk Snakes  
                                        SpeciesLampropeltis getula (Linnaeus, 1766) – Common Kingsnake, Culebra-real común  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Lampropeltis getula californiae (Blainville, 1835) – California Kingsnake 
                                           Subspecies Lampropeltis getula floridana Blanchard, 1919 – Florida Kingsnake 
                                           Subspecies Lampropeltis getula getula (Linnaeus, 1766) – Eastern Kingsnake 
                                           Subspecies Lampropeltis getula holbrooki Stejneger, 1902 – Speckled Kingsnake 
                                           Subspecies Lampropeltis getula nigra (Yarrow, 1882) – Black Kingsnake 
                                           Subspecies Lampropeltis getula nigrita Zweifel and Norris, 1955 – Black Desert Kingsnake 
                                           Subspecies Lampropeltis getula splendida (Baird and Girard, 1853) – Desert Kingsnake 
                                           Subspecies Lampropeltis getula sticticeps Barbour and Engels, 1942 – Outer Banks Kingsnake 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis getula    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis getula   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Culebra-real común[Spanish]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis getula   
  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: Lampropeltis getula   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collins, J. T.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, Fourth Edition   
  Page(s): ii + 40   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-44-3   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis getula   
  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 getula   

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






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