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Thamnophis sauritus sauritus  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174135

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s): Eastern Ribbon Snake [English]
 
  Valid Name: Thamnophis saurita saurita (Linnaeus, 1766)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - unjustified emendation   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus sauritus   
       
  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: Thamnophis sauritus sauritus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collins, J. T.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
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  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   
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  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus sauritus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Conant, R., and J. T. Collins  
  Publication Date: 1991   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians, Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition   
  Page(s): 450   
  Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company   
  Publication Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA   
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  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus sauritus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kraus, F., and H. D. Cameron  
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Note on the Proper Nomenclature for the Snake Currently Known as Thamnophis sauritus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Review, vol. 47, no. 1   
  Page(s): 74-75   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0018-084X   
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  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus sauritus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rossman, D. A., N. B. Ford, and R. A. Seigel  
  Publication Date: 1996   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Garter Snakes: Evolution and Ecology   
  Page(s): v + 332   
  Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press   
  Publication Place: Oklahoma, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8061-2820-8   
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  Reference for: Thamnophis sauritus sauritus   
       

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

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: 'Linnaeus correctly latinized the Greek masculine a-stem word as saurita, a noun in apposition ending in short a [...]. Therefore the trivial name saurita will not vary when the genus name varies. Its emendation to sauritus by Holbrook (1842) was unjustified; hence, the proper name for this snake is Thamnophis saurita.' (Kraus and Cameron, 2016)  
 

 

   

 
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