Lampropeltis Fitzinger 1843 (colubrid snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

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

See also Behler and King 1979, Carroll 1988, Holman 1985 and Parmley and Holman 1995

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

Subtaxa: Lampropeltis calligaster Lampropeltis getulus Lampropeltis intermedius Lampropeltis similis Lampropeltis triangulum

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (28: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia collections)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (8: Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Washington)

• Hemphillian of United States (6: Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma)

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (9: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 53 collections including 70 occurrences

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