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Pituophis catenifer  (Blainville, 1835)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209400

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Coluber catenifer Blainville, 1835
  Common Name(s): Gopher Snake [English]
    Bullsnake [English]
  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  
                                     SubfamilyColubrinae Oppel, 1811  
                                        GenusPituophis Holbrook, 1842 – Bullsnakes, Gopher Snakes, Pine Snakes, Pinesnakes  
                                           SpeciesPituophis catenifer (Blainville, 1835) – Gopher Snake, Bullsnake  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Pituophis catenifer affinis Hallowell, 1852 – Sonoran Gopher Snake 
                                              Subspecies Pituophis catenifer annectens Baird and Girard, 1853 – San Diego Gopher Snake 
                                              Subspecies Pituophis catenifer catenifer (Blainville, 1835) – Pacific Gopher Snake 
                                              Subspecies Pituophis catenifer deserticola Stejneger, 1893 – Great Basin Gopher Snake 
                                              Subspecies Pituophis catenifer fulginatus Klauber, 1946  
                                              Subspecies Pituophis catenifer insulanus Klauber, 1946  
                                              Subspecies Pituophis catenifer pumilis Klauber, 1946 – Santa Cruz Gopher Snake 
                                              Subspecies Pituophis catenifer sayi (Schlegel, 1837) – Bullsnake 

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Pituophis catenifer    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Pituophis catenifer    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pituophis catenifer   
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Pituophis catenifer, Gopher Snake [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collins, J. T.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, Third Edition   
  Page(s): ii + 41   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-21-4   
  Reference for: Pituophis catenifer   

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






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