Our brief analysis of the distribution pattern of Ghiesbreght's MNHN-RA amphibians and reptiles from "Oaxaca" (Table 1) does not take into account the unlocated Thamnophis sp., or different spp., nor MNHN-RA 0419 (Lampropeltis
Species I have recorded in the larger Stemler Karst Natural Area that were not detected in SCNP include Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis
calligaster), Smooth Earthsnake (Virginia valeriae) and Eastern Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus).
guttatus) and species that largely are fossorial (Lampropeltis
Blatchley (1891, 1899) specifically mentioned spotted salamander, marbled salamander, tiger salamander, newt, slimy salamander, gray treefrog, worm snake (Carphophis amoenus), and prairie kingsnake (Lampropeltis
calligaster) as being taken at Sand Hill.
Mast cell tumor in an eastern kingsnake (Lampropeltis
(1996) observaram 48% e 40% de prevalencia de Cryptosporidium sp., respectivamente, em lavados gastricos e amostras fecais coletados de serpentes de varios generos (Epicrates, Candoia, Pituophis, Lampropeltis
, Elaphe), resultados bastante semelhantes aos obtidos no presente estudo.
Seasonal Activity of the Florida kingsnake Lampropeltis
getula floridana (Serpentes: Colubridae) in Southern Florida.
But like other members of the genus Lampropeltis
, which tend to have contrasting colour bands of red, black, and yellow or white, this snake is a master of the evolutionary strategy called Batesian Mimicry--whereby a harmless organism adopts the warning signals of a noxious or deadly one.
0 1 1 0.11 Ophisaurus ventralis 0 1 1 0.11 Storeria dekayi 4 0 4 0.45 Farancia abacura 3 0 3 0.33 Coluber constrictor 0 10 10 1.11 Lampropeltis
getula 0 1 1 0.11 Tantilla coronata 3 0 3 0.33 Agkistrodon piscivorous 1 7 8 0.89 Mammalia Sorex longirostrus 10 0 10 1.11 Blarina carolinensis 32 2 34 3.79 Cryptotis parva 3 2 5 0.56 Sylvilagus palustris 1 0 1 0.11 Oryzomys palustris 1 0 1 0.11 Reithrodontomys humulis 3 0 3 0.33 Peromyscus sp.
Regardless of the low plant-species diversity, this community supports a rather large animal fauna, including kangaroo rats, the blacktailed jackrabbit, often seen resting in the shade of shrubs, and many reptiles, including a rather long list of lizards and snakes, including rattlesnakes and several non-poisonous species like the California kingsnake (Lampropeltis
Campbell's Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis
triangulum campbell) are harmless and stay safe by imitating the coloration of the highly venomous Coral Snake.