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Drymarchon melanurus erebennus, commonly known as the Texas indigo snake, is a large, nonvenomous, colubrid snake native to Texas and Mexico. (Source. Drymarchon melanurus – (Dumeril, Bibron, and Dumeril, ) Central American Indigo Snake Other English Common Names: Central American indigo snake. Range Description. The range extends in the United States from southern Texas and Sonora south through the Gulf Coast of Mexico through the Yucatan.

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Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 53 Drymarchon melanurus Taxonomic Comments: Schott, dates not given [erebennus] Holotype: Carnivore Immature Food Habits: USNMadult female [unicolor] Holotype: Etymology The specific epithet is Greek, from the words melano, meaning “black” and urus, meaning “tail”.

Reproductive cycles of lizards and snakes. G5 – Secure Nation: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species.

Middle American indigo snake – Wikipedia

A contribution to a knowledge of the herpetology of melanuus portion of the savanna region of Central Peten, Guatemala. They can be found lying along canal banks or coiled in the lower branches of trees overhanging ponds or streams.

Notes on the diet, foraging behavior, and venom of some snakes in Belize. Crymarchon range in Guatemala is from near sea level to around 1, meters 6, feet Campbell Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru.

Drymarchon melanurus

An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. This species is represented by a large number probably hundreds of occurrences or subpopulations see map in McCranie Texas Monthly Press, Austin, Texas. Map is based on museum voucher specimens. Carnivore, Invertivore Food Comments: WilliamsJeff Boundy For migratory birds, some individuals occur outside of the passage migrant range depicted. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 2: In most of the range, this species does not appear to be significantly threatened.


Rare and endangered biota of Florida. No other sympatric plain black snake has unkeeled scales and an undivided anal.

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United States National Status: In the southern part of the range, habitat drymarhcon tropical and subtropical wet, moist, and dry forests including secondary growth and often near wateredges of forest clearings, riparian zones through open areas, savannas, and mangroves CampbellLee The scale of the maps may cause narrow coastal ranges or ranges on small islands not to appear.

In Central America, Smith noted the existence of hybrid zones between melanurus on one hand and the taxa erebennus, orizabensis and rubidus on the other. Range depicted for New World only.

Snakes of South America. A heavy-bodied snake, blue-black or mixed brown and black above; chin, throat, and sides of head variably suffused with cream, orange, or red; scales unkeeled males may have partial keel on scales of the middorsal scale rows ; anal undivided; 17 scale rows at mid-body; 1 preocular; third from last upper labial distinctly narrowed at the top; adult total length usually cm to drymarchob south of the U.

Herpetological Review 47 1: The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: The species has declined in distribution and abundance at the northern end of the range in Texas, but it remains locally common there in some areas Irwin Medium Overall Threat Impact Comments: Wikispecies has information related to Drymarchon melanurus. The data provided is for planning, assessment, and informational purposes.


Zoological data developed by NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs see Local Programs and other contributors and cooperators see Sources. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: Site specific projects or activities should be reviewed for potential environmental impacts with appropriate regulatory agencies. Notes on some snakes from tropical America lately living in the collection of the Zoologicla Society of Philadelphia.

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Middle American indigo snake

Pantherophis and probably other colubrids exhibit high fidelity to hibernacula and shift even to nearby sites only rarely Prior et dymarchon. Reptilia, Colubridae, Drymarchon jelanurus Each document delivered from this server or web site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information relating to that document.

Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 53 4: N Long Distance Migrant: Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp Johnson, Jerry D. This page was last edited on 17 Aprilat Decline of Long-term Trend Comments: