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Lampropeltis getulus (kingsnake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Taxonomy
Coluber getulus was named by Linnaeus (1766). It is extant.

It was recombined as Lampropeltis getulus by Fitzinger (1843), Holman (1959) and Parmley and Holman (1995); it was recombined as Lampropeltis getula by Parmley and Hunter (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1766Coluber getulus Linnaeus
1843Lampropeltis getulus Fitzinger
1959Lampropeltis getulus Holman p. 124
1995Lampropeltis getulus Parmley and Holman p. 83
2010Lampropeltis getula Parmley and Hunter p. 530

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes(Linnaeus 1758)
infraorderAlethinophidia
Macrostomata
superfamilyBooideaGray 1825
Caenophidia
superfamilyColubroidea
familyColubridae
subfamilyColubrinae
genusLampropeltisFitzinger 1843
speciesgetulus(Linnaeus 1766)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Grouping: solitarysuperf
Environment: terrestrialsuperf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingg
Diet: carnivoreg
Created: 2005-09-06 15:58:55
Modified: 2005-09-06 17:58:55
Source: g = genus, superf = superfamily, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Greene 1997, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Behler and King 1979

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Clarendonian to the top of the Rancholabrean or 13.60000 to 0.01200 Ma

Collections (30 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Nebraska) Lampropeltis getula (18327)
Late/Upper Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Florida) Lampropeltis getulus (18554)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Nebraska) Lampropeltis getulus (18225)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Arizona) Lampropeltis getula (19610)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Nebraska) Lampropeltis getulus (18126 18359)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (Kansas) Lampropeltis getulus (19927 19931 19936 19940)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (Nebraska) Lampropeltis getulus (19954)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (Washington) Lampropeltis getula (20062)
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Oklahoma) Lampropeltis getulus (20157)
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Kansas) Lampropeltis getulus (20295 20423)
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Florida) Lampropeltis getulus (20402)
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Texas) Lampropeltis getulus (20337 20530)
Middle Pleistocene (glacial)0.781 - 0.126USA (Florida) Lampropeltis getulus (75974)
Rancholabrean0.3 - 0.012USA (Florida) Lampropeltis getulus (20491)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Lampropeltis getulus (154922)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Kansas) Lampropeltis getulus (20605)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (glacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Texas) Lampropeltis getulus (76101)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (New Mexico) Lampropeltis getulus (93141)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Alabama) Lampropeltis getulus (84181)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Nevada) Lampropeltis getulus (99602)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Georgia) Lampropeltis getulus (13066)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (California) Lampropeltis getulus (20639)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (glacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Lampropeltis getulus (154921)
Late/Upper Pleistocene - Holocene (late glacial)0.126 - 0.0USA (Arizona) Lampropeltis getulus (93374)