Coluber constrictor Linnaeus 1758 (black racer)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Belongs to Coluber according to J. A. Holman 1985

See also Brattstrom 1955

Sister taxa: Coluber acuminatus, Coluber beggiatoi, Coluber cadurci, Coluber caspioides, Coluber dolnicensis, Coluber etruriae, Coluber hungaricus, Coluber lafonti, Coluber merkurensis, Coluber ombonii, Coluber planicarinatus, Coluber robertmertensi, Coluber steinheimensis, Coluber suevicus, Coluber viridiflavus

Type specimen: NHR (form. MDG) Lin-456 (1380mm female (extant specimen)).

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (22: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (7: Kansas, Nebraska)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Indiana, Oklahoma)

• Miocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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