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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Retrieved from ” https: Herpetological Review 45 3: Smithsonian Books, Washington, D. Reptilia, Colubridae, Drymarchon melanurus: Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru.

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Drymarchon melanurus

Radiotelemetry data for Pantherophis indicate that residents of hibernacula that are km apart with suitable intervening habitat probably interbreed Prior et al. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 1: Eggs may be laid in gopher Geomys burrows or similar sites. Texas Monthly Press, Austin, Texas.

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Drymarchon melanurus Central American indigo snake diet. This species is represented by a large number probably hundreds of occurrences or subpopulations see map in McCranie Herpetofauna inside and outside from a natural protected area: This is a primarily terrestrial snake that often uses burrows.

Drymarchon melanurus Taxonomic Comments: In Texas, it occurs primarily along riparian corridors in thorn brush woodland and mesquite savanna of the coastal plain, but also in prairies, coastal sandhills, and limestone desert Tennant The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: Belly scales are also dryarchon. Indigo snakes are found from the southern U. This species has been reported from Peru, but without specific locality T.

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This is a large species that can grow to lengths from 1. Snakes of the United States and Canada. The reptiles and batrachians of North America.

USNMadult female [unicolor] Holotype: The data provided is for planning, assessment, and informational purposes. Notes on some snakes from tropical America lately living in the collection of the Zoologicla Society of Philadelphia.


Van Devender, Robert Drrymarchon. Conservation status of the herpetofauna, protected areas, and current problems in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Decline of Long-term Trend Comments: A separation distance of 10 km for suitable habitat was selected as most appropriate for snakes assigned to this Specs Group because it seems generally unlikely that two locations separated by less than 10 km of suitable habitat would represent distinct occurrences.

Tlalnepantla UNAM, pp. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Drymarchon melanurus?

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They can be found lying along canal banks or coiled in the lower branches of trees overhanging ponds or streams. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. All species and ecological community data presented in NatureServe Explorer at http: The third indigo snake species, Drymarchon corais is found only in South America.

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. The underside is a lighter olive-yellow, olive-tan color. Central Venezuela, pp. Drymarchon melanurus Central American indigo snake.