Elaphe obsoleta


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Synonyms for Elaphe obsoleta

large harmless shiny black North American snake

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Habitat selection in an Ontario population of the snake, Elaphe obsoleta.
The foraging ecology of the gray rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta spiloides (Dumeril, Bibron and Dumeril, 1854).
laticeps, two Coluber constrictor and two Elaphe obsoleta.
Total adult snake abundance was significantly lower in Hardwood than Cut during equal trapping periods (Table 2); however, Elaphe obsoleta was the only snake species that showed a significant difference (Table 2).
Another factor that contributed to the greater number of some reptile species in Cut, particularly large Elaphe obsoleta and Coluber constrictor, was a greater abundance of small mammal prey in that forest stand (Gashwiler, 1970; Hooven and Black, 1976; Kirkland, 1977; Raphael, 1988).
Species found principally in or near wooded habitats included Hyla chrysoscelis, Scincella lateralis, Agkistrodon contortrix, Storeria dekayi and Elaphe obsoleta.
97 Snakes Storeria dekayi 06 03 -- -- 09 Storeria occipitomaculata -- 01 -- 01 02 Virginia striatula -- -- -- 02 02 Lampropeltis calligaster -- 02 -- -- 02 Lampropeltis getula 15 08 20 06 49 Lampropeltis triangulum -- 02 08 05 15 Coluber constrictor 18 14 20 14 66 Opheodrys aestivus -- 01 -- 01 02 Elaphe obsoleta 09 18 13 06 46 Heterodon platirhinos -- -- 01 -- 01 Thamnophis proximus 38 57 27 23 145 Farancia abacura 04 02 01 -- 07 Nerodia cyclopion 10 01 01 -- 12 Nerodia erythrogaster 26 14 09 01 50 Nerodia fasciata 57 18 15 -- 90 Nerodia rhombifer 05 01 03 -- 09 Regina rigida 03 -- -- -- 03 Agkistrodon contortrix 29 44 25 19 117 Agkistrodon piscivorus 31 18 02 02 53 No.
Species Dogtown Friendship Liberty Grove Total Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma 9 4 1 14 Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki 3 0 1 4 Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus 3 0 0 3 Coluber constrictor flaviventris 2 4 7 13 Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster 1 3 1 5 Heterodon platyrhinos 1 1 1 3 Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri 1 0 4 5 Thamnophis proximus proximus 1 0 1 2 Masticophis flagellum flagellum 1 0 0 1 Thamnophis sirtalis annectans 0 6 2 8 Nerodia erythrogaster transversa 0 1 0 1 Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix 0 0 1 1 Total Individuals 22 19 19 60 Total Species 9 6 9 12 Table 2.
Elaphe obsoleta is presently widespread in the eastern two-thirds of the state while the study area is near the western range limit (Dixon 1987).
Dowling (1951a) reported that the name Scotophis laetus of Baird and Girard (1853), erroneously applied by subsequent workers to the Great Plains Rat Snake, actually is a junior synonym of Coluber obsoletus Say (1823), now Elaphe obsoleta, and revived the next earliest name, Scotophis emoryi Baird and Girard (1853) for the species formerly known as E.
2) illustrated under the name Elaphis alleghaniensis (Holbrook, 1836) not only an Elaphe obsoleta (Say, 1823), of which Holbrook's name is a junior synonym, but also E.
Elaphe obsoleta lindheimerii (Baird and Girard, 1853) (Texas Rat Snake).
Elaphe guttata (Linnaeus) or Elaphe obsoleta (James)