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Lampropeltis similis

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Taxonomy
Lampropeltis similis was named by Holman (1964). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Norden Bridge Quarry, which is in a Barstovian channel sandstone in the Valentine Formation of Nebraska.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1964Lampropeltis similis Holman
2010Lampropeltis similis Parmley and Hunter p. 531

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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
speciessimilisHolman 1964

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 Barstovian to the top of the Clarendonian or 15.97000 to 10.30000 Ma

Collections (8 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Barstovian15.97 - 13.6Canada (Saskatchewan) Lampropeltis similis (18759)
Barstovian15.97 - 13.6USA (South Dakota) Lampropeltis similis (18303)
Barstovian15.97 - 13.6USA (Nebraska) Lampropeltis similis (18141 18208 type locality: 18284 27507)
Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (Kansas) Lampropeltis similis (18450)
Clarendonian13.6 - 10.3USA (South Dakota) Lampropeltis similis (18268)