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Lampropeltis catalinensis (VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN, 1921)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Lampropeltini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSanta Catalina Kingsnake 
SynonymLampropeltis catalinensis VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN 1921
Lampropeltis getulus catalinensis — MURPHY & OTTLEY 1984
Lampropeltis catalinensis — GRISMER 1999
Lampropeltis catalinensis — HEIMES 2016: 85
Lampropeltis catalinensis — JOHNSON et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico: Baja California: Isla Santa Catalina).

Type locality: “Santa Catalina Isla, Gulf of California, Mexico”.  
Reproductionoviparous. KREUTZ (2005) reports hybrids between Elaphe (= Pantherophis) guttata and Lampropeltis getulus californiae, between E. (P.) guttata and L. pyromelana, between E. (P.) guttata and L. triangulum sinaloae/nelsoni, and between E. (P.) guttata and L. zonata! 
TypesHolotype: CAS 50514 
Diagnosis 
CommentSubspecies: GRISMER 1999 elevated Lampropeltis getulus catalinensis to full (evolutionary) species status although there is only one specimen (and thus no variation) known. The subspecies is not listed in LINER 1994. 
EtymologySpecific epithet refers to the type locality. 
References
  • Grismer, L. Lee. 1999. An evolutionary classification of reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California, México. Herpetologica 55 (4): 446-469 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Johnson, J. D., L. D. Wilson, V. Mata-Silva, E. García-Padilla, and D. L. DeSantis. 2017. The endemic herpetofauna of Mexico: organisms of global significance in severe peril. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 544–620
  • Murphy, R. W.; Ottley, J. R. 1984. Distribution of amphibians and reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 53 (8): 207-230 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh, J.; Slevin, J. R. 1921. Preliminary diagnoses of more new species of reptiles from islands in the gulf of California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 11 (17): 395-398 - get paper here
 
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