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Higher TaxaNatricidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesStoreria occipitomaculata obscura TRAPIDO 1944
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata (STORER 1839)
Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae SMITH 1963 
Common NamesE: Redbelly Snake
obscura: Florida Redbelly Snake
occipitomaculata: Northern Redbelly Snake
pahasapae: Black Hills Redbelly Snake
G: Rotbäuchige Braunschlange 
SynonymColuber occipito-maculata STORER 1839: 230
Tropidonotus occipito-maculatus — HOLBROOK 1842:55
Storeria occipito-maculata — BAIRD & GIRARD 1853: 137
Ischnognathusoccipitomaculatus — GÜNTHER 1858:81
Storeria occipitomaculata — YARROW 1883: 129
Ischnognathus occipitomaculatus — BOULENGER 1893: 287
Storeria occipito-maculata — CONANT 1938
Storeria occipitomaculata — STEBBINS 1985: 198
Storeria occipitomaculata — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 163
Storeria occipitomaculata obscura — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 164
Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 164
Storeria occipitomaculata — CROTHER et al. 2012
Storeria occipitomaculata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 690

Storeria occipitomaculata obscura TRAPIDO 1944
Storeria occipito-maculata obscura TRAPIDO 1944: 33
Storeria occipitomaculata obscura — CROTHER 2000
Storeria occipitomaculata obscura — TENNANT & BARTLETT 2000: 53
Storeria occipitomaculata obscura — DIXON 2000
Storeria occipitomaculata obscura — ERNST 2002
Storeria occipitomaculata obscura — CROTHER et al. 2012
Storeria occipitomaculata obscura — LILLYWHITE 2014: 31

Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata (STORER 1839)
Coluber occipito-maculata STORER 1839: 230
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata — CROTHER 2000
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata — TENNANT & BARTLETT 2000: 51
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata — ERNST 2002
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata — CROTHER et al. 2012

Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae SMITH 1963
Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae SMITH 1963: 17
Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae — CROTHER 2000
Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae — TENNANT & BARTLETT 2000: 54
Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae — CROTHER et al. 2012 
DistributionS Canada (SE Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island),
E USA (Minnesota, Iowa, SC Nebraska, E Kansas, E Oklahoma, WC/E South Dakota, E North Dakota, E Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, N Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, S New Hampshire, S Maine)

Type locality: "Amherst," Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

obscura: Florida, SE Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana; Type locality: Florida, Alachua County, Gainesville.

pahasapae: South Dakota; Type locality: USA: Dunmire’s Lodge, Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota; H. M.Smith; August 16, 1960. 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: collected by Professor Adams, date not reported; specimen apparently lost (Ernst 2002)
Holotype: UIMNH 48564 [pahasapae]
Holotype: FMNH 8561 [obscura] 
CommentReproduction: viviparous. 
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