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Rhadinaea flavilata (COPE, 1871)

IUCN Red List - Rhadinaea flavilata - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaDipsadidae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Pine Woods Snake, Pine Woods Littersnake
G: Kiefernwaldschlange 
SynonymDromicus flavilatus COPE 1871: 222
Dromicus flavilatus — COUES & YARROW 1878: 27
Leimadophis flavilatus — ALLEN 1932
Rhadinaea flavilata — MYERS 1974: 49
Rhadinaea flavilata — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 181
Rhadinaea flavilata — CROTHER 2000
Rhadinaea flavilata — CROTHER et al. 2012 
DistributionUSA (SE Louisiana, S Mississippi, S Alabama, SE Georgia, Florida, S/E South Carolina, SE North Carolina)

Type locality: Fort Macon, North Carolina. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: ANSP 5583 (now lost fide MYERS 1974) 
CommentReproduction: oviparous.

Diagnosis: MYERS 1974: 49 
  • Allen, Morrow J. 1932. A survey of the Amphibians and reptiles of Harrison County, Mississippi. American Museum Novitates (542): 1-20 - get paper here
  • 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. 1871. Ninth contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 23: 200-224 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1877. On Some New and Little Known Reptiles and Fishes from the Austroriparian Region. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 17 (100): 63-68
  • Coues, E. & Yarrow, H.C. 1878. Notes on the natural history of Fort Macon, N.C., and vicinity. (No.4). Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 1878: 21-28 - 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
  • Dundee, H.A., & Rossman, D.A. 1989. The amphibians and reptiles of Louisiana. Louisiana St. Univ. Press, Baton Rouge 300 pp.
  • Enge, Kevin M. 1994. Rhadinaea flavilata (pine woods snake). USA: Florida. Herpetological Review 25 (4): 168 - get paper here
  • Enge, Kevin M. 2009. Venomous and non-venomous snakes of Florida. Publication of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. 16 pp.
  • Ernst, C.H., & Barbour, R.W. 1989. Snakes of eastern North America. George Mason Univ. Press, Fairfax, VA 282 pp.
  • Irwin, Kelly J.;Collins, Suzanne L.;Collins, Joseph T. 1993. Rhadinaea flavilata (pine woods snake). USA: Florida. Herpetological Review 24 (3): 110 - get paper here
  • Malnate, Edmond 1939. A study of the yellow-lipped snake, Rhadinaea flavilata (Cope). Zoologica 24: 359-366 + 1 plate
  • Myers, Charles W. 1967. The pine woods snake, Rhadinaea flavilata (Cope). Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 11 (2): 47-97 - get paper here
  • Nelson, David H.;Cochran, Justin D.;Drew, Corbert G.;Schwaner, Terry D. 1994. Rhadinaea flavilata (pine woods snake). USA: Alabama. Herpetological Review 25 (1): 34 - get paper here
  • Netting, M. Graham 1936. Rhadinaea flavilata (Cope) in Texas. Copeia 1936 (2): 114 - get paper here
  • Palmer, W.M. & Braswell, A.L. 1995. Reptiles of North Carolina. Univ. North Carolina Press
  • Stevenson, Dirk J. and Kevin M. Enge. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Rhadinaea flavilata (pine woods littersnake). Herpetological Review 44 (2): 275
  • Tennant, A. & Bartlett, R.D. 2000. Snakes of North America - Eastern and Central Regions. Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX, 588 pp.
  • Walley, H.D. 1998. Rhadinaea flavilata. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (699): 1-5 - get paper here
  • Whiteman, Howard H.;Mills, Tony M.;Scott, David E.;Gibbons, J. Whitfield 1995. Confirmation of a range extension for the pine woods snake (Rhadinaea flavilata). Herpetological Review 26 (3): 158 - get paper here
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