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Thamnophis eques megalops  (Kennicott, 1860)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209125

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Eutaenia megalops Kennicott, 1860
 
  Common Name(s): Northern Mexican Garter Snake [English]
 
    Northern Mexican Gartersnake [English]
 
    Brown Gartersnake [English]
 
       
  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  
                                     SubfamilyNatricinae Bonaparte, 1838  
                                        GenusThamnophis Fitzinger, 1843 – Garter Snakes, Ribbon Snakes, North American Gartersnakes  
                                           SpeciesThamnophis eques (Reuss, 1834) – Mexican Garter Snake, Culebra-listonada del sur-mexicano, Mexican Gartersnake  
                                              SubspeciesThamnophis eques megalops (Kennicott, 1860) – Northern Mexican Garter Snake, Northern Mexican Gartersnake, Brown Gartersnake  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Thamnophis eques megalops    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thamnophis eques megalops   
       
  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: Thamnophis eques megalops   
       
  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 eques megalops   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thamnophis eques megalops   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thamnophis eques megalops   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Ronald M. Bonett, Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 43   
  Page(s): 102   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-946681-003   
  Notes: Available free as PDF, and as updated database, at https://ssarherps.org/publications/north-american-checklist/   
  Reference for: Brown Gartersnake[English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Stebbins, Robert C.  
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, Second Edition   
  Page(s): 336   
  Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company   
  Publication Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thamnophis eques megalops   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for the Northern Mexican Gartersnake and Narrow-headed Gartersnake   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 78, no. 132   
  Page(s): 41500-41547   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thamnophis eques megalops, Northern Mexican Gartersnake [English]   
       

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

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: US ESA: Proposed threatened, as published in Federal Register Volume 78, Number 132, Pages 41500 - 41547, July 10, 2013  
 

 

   

 
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