Common Garter Snake

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Common Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Wooster.jpg
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Natricinae
Genus: Thamnophis
Species: T. sirtalis
Binomial name
Thamnophis sirtalis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies

13 sspp., see text

Synonyms
  • Coluber sirtalis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Tropidonotus sirtalis Holbrook, 1842
  • Tropidonotus ordinatus
    Holbrook, 1842
  • Eutainia sirtalis Baird & Girard, 1853
  • Eutænia sirtalis Cope, 1875
  • Thamnophis sirtalis Garman, 1892

The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is an indigenous North American snake foond widely athort the continent. Maist garter snakes hae a pattern o yellae stripes on a broun or green backgrund an thair average length is aboot 55 cm (22 in), wi a maximum length o aboot 137 cm (54 in).[1][2] The average body mass is 150 g (5.3 oz).[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Conant, Roger. 1975. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. Houghton Mifflin. Boston.
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