Drymarchon melanurus erebennus, commonly known as the Texas indigo snake, is a large, nonvenomous, colubrid snake native to Texas and Mexico. (Source. Drymarchon melanurus – (Dumeril, Bibron, and Dumeril, ) Central American Indigo Snake Other English Common Names: Central American indigo snake. Range Description. The range extends in the United States from southern Texas and Sonora south through the Gulf Coast of Mexico through the Yucatan.

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Melanuru fact, one indigo snake was found to have recently eaten three mice, two small snapping turtles, and two toads. Notes on some snakes from tropical America lately living in the collection of the Zoologicla Society of Philadelphia. Subspecies couperi was proposed as a distinct species by Collinsbased on previously published but unspecified morphological differences and application of the evolutionary species concept.

The species has declined in distribution and abundance at the northern end of the range in Texas, but it remains locally common there in some areas Irwin The Middle American indigo snake Drymarchon melanurusalso known as the blacktail cribois a large, non venomouscolubrid snake species found in the southwestern United StatesMexicoCentral Americaand northern South America.

Notes on the Herpetofauna of Nelanurus, Mexico 2: In Texas, it occurs primarily along riparian corridors in thorn brush woodland and mesquite savanna of the coastal plain, but also in prairies, coastal sandhills, and limestone desert Tennant nelanurus Any other product or drymarcchon names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Eastern indigo snake Drymarchon corais couperi Holbrook. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed.


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Indigo snakes are listed as threatened by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and are protected by the state of Texas. Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru.

Comprehensive Report Species – Drymarchon melanurus

Natricinaewith description of a new species. Herpetological Review 48 2: Etymology The specific epithet is Greek, from the words melano, meaning “black” and urus, meaning “tail”. Indigo snakes are easily identified by their thick, shiny black bodies.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any trademark of NatureServe. Management Summary Not yet assessed. Not applicable Minimum Criteria for an Occurrence: Snakes of the United States and Canada. States and Canadian Provinces Due to latency between updates made in state, provincial or other NatureServe Network databases and when they appear on NatureServe Explorer, for state or provincial information you may wish to contact the data steward in your jurisdiction to obtain the drymxrchon current data.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Indigo snakes are found from the southern U.

Although the sister taxon to Drymarchon is unresolved, these dark marks appear to be unique to these taxa, and can therefore be regarded as a synapomorphy for these populations. Red imported fire ant impact on wildlife: Your comments will be very valuable in improving the overall quality of our databases for the benefit of all users.

Occurrences are based on evidence of historical presence, or current and likely recurring presence, at a given location. Herpetological Review 45 3: Carnivore, Invertivore Food Comments: This species is represented by a large number probably hundreds of occurrences or subpopulations see map in McCranie Publications, Neptune City, NJ, pp.


Drymarchon melanurus erebennus (Texas indigo snake) (Drymarchon corais erebennus)

Retrieved 8 February Herpetological Review 46 2: Wikispecies has information related to Drymarchon melanurus. In the southern part of the range, habitat includes tropical and subtropical wet, moist, and dry forests including secondary growth and often near wateredges of forest clearings, riparian zones through open areas, savannas, and mangroves CampbellLee Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.

Simpson and Stephen LeClair. Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp Johnson, Jerry D.

Middle American indigo snake

Peripheral and elevational distribution, and a novel prey item for Drymarchon melanurus in Sonora, Mexico. Separation Distance for Unsuitable Habitat: Schott, dates not given [erebennus] Holotype: The snakes of Honduras. They can be found lying along canal banks or coiled in the lower branches of trees overhanging ponds or streams. Permission to use, copy and distribute documents delivered from this server is hereby granted under the following conditions: Herpetological Review 26 2: Herpetological Review 42 3: Reptarium The Reptile Database.

The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: The range extends from southern Texas and Sonora Herp. This database accepts Drymarchon couperi as a species, however, further study is warranted. In addition to the nominotypical subspeciesit has one recognized subspeciesD. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 1: Endangered and threatened species recovery program:

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