Common garter snake

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Common garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Wooster.jpg
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Cless: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Faimily: Colubridae
Subfaimily: Natricinae
Genus: Thamnophis
Species: T. sirtalis
Binomial name
Thamnophis sirtalis

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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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  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 30 Julie 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)