Pituophis Holbrook 1842 (gopher snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Alternative spelling: Pityophis

Parent taxon: Colubrinae according to D. Parmley and K. B. Hunter 2010

See also Behler and King 1979, Cope 1875, Parmley and Holman 1995 and Uetz 2005

Sister taxa: Ameiseophis, Arizona, Coluber, Coluber etruriae, Coronella, Cyclophiops, Dakotaophis, Dinodon, Drymarchon, Drymobius, Elaphe, Ficimia, Floridaophis, Lampropeltis, Liochlorophis, Macroprotodon, Masticophis, Miocoluber, Nebraskophis, Opheodrys, Oxybelis, Paracoluber, Phyllorhynchus, Salvadora, Stilosoma, Telescopus, Texasophis, Zelceophis, Zilantophis

Subtaxa: Pituophis melanoleucus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (26: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas collections)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (5: Kansas, Nebraska, Washington)

• Hemphillian of United States (5: Arizona, Nebraska, Tennessee)

• Miocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 38 collections including 39 occurrences

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