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Thamnophis radix (BAIRD & GIRARD, 1853)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Plains Garter Snake
G: Tiefland Strumpfbandnatter, Prärie-Strumpfbandnatter 
SynonymEutainia radix BAIRD & GIRARD 1853: 34
Eutainia haydeni KENNICOTT 1860: 298
Eutainia radix KENNICOTT 1860: 299
Thamnophis radix — BURT 1935
Thamnophis radix — STEBBINS 1985: 210
Thamnophis radix — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 167
Thamnophis radix — CROTHER 2000
Thamnophis radix haydeni — DIXON 2000
Thamnophis radix haydeni — TENNANT & BARTLETT 2000: 106
Thamnophis radix radix — TENNANT & BARTLETT 2000: 105
Thamnophis radix — WALLACH et al. 2014: 724 
DistributionS Canada (Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan),
USA (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, E Wyoming, E Colorado, NE New Mexico, Oklahoma, N Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas)

haydeni: N Texas, adjacent Oklahoma; Type locality: "Fort Pierre, Nebraska."  
Reproductionovoviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: USNM
Holotype: USNM) 707, collected by Dr. Evan [haydeni] 
CommentSubspecies: WALLEY et al. 2003 consider haydeni as a synonym of radix. 
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