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Lampropeltis annulata KENNICOTT, 1861

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Lampropeltini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMexican Milksnake 
SynonymLampropeltis annulata KENNICOTT 1861: 329
Lampropeltis annulata COPE 1860: 257 (refers to ms. of KENNICOTT)
Lampropeltis triangulum dixoni QUINN 1983
Lampropeltis triangulum annulata — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 209
Lampropeltis triangulum annulata — CROTHER 2000: 64
Lampropeltis triangulum annulata — TENNANT & BARTLETT 2000: 436
Lampropeltis triangulum annulata — CROTHER et al. 2012
Lampropeltis annulata — RUANE et al. 2014 
DistributionMexico (Nuevo León, Querétaro, Tamaulipas, possibly Coahuila, E San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo)

formerly recognized subspecies of L. triangulum:

annulata: USA (S Texas, S Tamaulipas to C Nuevo Léon, S ,E Coahuila (Mexico); Type locality: Mexico, Tamaulipas, Matamoras.

dixoni: S San Luis Potosí, NE Querétaro, Guanajuato [HR 30: 113] (Mexico); Type locality: "4.7 km W Jalpan, Queretaro,Mexico, elevation 625 m."  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ANSP 3613 (annulata)
Holotype: TCWC 29504, an adult female [dixoni] 
CommentSynonymy after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970, WILLIAMS 1994, and RUANE et al. 2014. Listed as synonym of Lampropeltis triangulum by WALLACH et al. 2014: 359.

Distribution: populations of annulata from S Texas were either not included or not contained in the annulata clade as defined by Ruane et al. 2014. Not listed for San Luis Potosí by Lemos-Espinal & Dixon 2013. 
EtymologyThe name annulala is from the Latin word annularis,which means "ringed or annular,"and is in reference to the ringed or banded condition of the color pattern.

The name dixoni is a patronym honoring James R. Dixon, "who has contributed greatly to our understanding of Mexican herpetology." 
References
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • Cope, E.D. 1860. Catalogue of the Colubridae in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, with notes and descriptions of new species. Part II. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 12: 241-266 - get paper here
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Fernández-Badillo, L., S. Y. Valdez-Rentería, C. Raúl Olvera-Olvera, Guillermo Sánchez-Martínez , Norma L. Manríquez-Morán , and I. Goyenechea. 2017. The snake Lampropeltis annulata, Kennicott, 1861, in Hidalgo, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 502–506 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Kennicott, R. 1860. Descriptions of new species of North American serpents in the museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 12: 328-338 - get paper here
  • Quinn, H. R. 1983. Two new subspecies of Lampropeltis triangulum from México. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 86: 113-135. - get paper here
  • Ruane, Sara; Robert W. Bryson, Jr., R. Alexander Pyron, and Frank T. Burbrink 2014. Coalescent Species Delimitation in Milksnakes (genus Lampropeltis) and Impacts on Phylogenetic Comparative Analyses. Systematic Biology 63 (2): 231-250, doi:10.1093/sysbio/syt099 - get paper here
  • Tennant, A. & Bartlett, R.D. 2000. Snakes of North America - Eastern and Central Regions. Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX, 588 pp.
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
 
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