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Lampropeltis calligaster (prairie kingsnake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Taxonomy
Coluber calligaster was named by Harlan (1827). It is extant.

It was recombined as Lampropeltis calligaster by Holman (1985) and Parmley and Holman (1995).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1827Coluber calligaster Harlan
1985Lampropeltis calligaster Holman
1995Lampropeltis calligaster Parmley and Holman p. 83

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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()
infraorderAlethinophidia
Macrostomata
superfamilyBooideaGray 1825
Caenophidia
superfamilyColubroidea
familyColubridae
Proteroglypha(Duméril)
subfamilyColubrinae
genusLampropeltisFitzinger 1843
speciescalligaster(Harlan 1827)

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