Drymarchon melanurus erebennus, commonly known as the Texas indigo snake, is a large, nonvenomous, colubrid snake native to Texas and Mexico. (Source. Drymarchon melanurus – (Dumeril, Bibron, and Dumeril, ) Central American Indigo Snake Other English Common Names: Central American indigo snake. Range Description. The range extends in the United States from southern Texas and Sonora south through the Gulf Coast of Mexico through the Yucatan.

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G5 Global Status Last Reviewed: Van Devender, Robert L. Drymarchon melanurus is found from Texas south through Central America to Venezuela. Herpetological Review 44 3: A record size for Drymarchon corais melanurus. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: A separation distance of 10 km for suitable habitat was selected as most appropriate for snakes assigned to this Specs Group because it seems generally unlikely that two locations separated by less than 10 km of suitable habitat would represent distinct occurrences.

The Book of Snakes. Herpetological Review 47 1: No trademark owned by NatureServe may be used in advertising or promotion pertaining to the distribution of documents delivered from this server without specific advance permission from NatureServe. Anal plate is undivided. For upland snakes, shallow or patchy wetlands are treated as unsuitable habitat whereas large deepwater habitats subjective determination are barriers. Check List 2 1: Another species of indigo snake, Drymarchon couperiis found in Florida and in adjacent Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.


Separation Distance for Unsuitable Habitat: Drymarchon melanurus Central American indigo snake diet.

Drymarchon melanurus

Indigo snakes are restricted to drymarchom riparian areas found in the remaining areas of mesquite savanna and thorn brush woodland left in south Texas. Studies on the amphibians and reptiles of British Honduras.

Biota Colombiana 15 1: Mating takes place in the winter with eggs laid in the spring.

Check List 11 3: In fact, one indigo snake was found to have recently eaten three mice, two small snapping turtles, and two toads. The reptiles and batrachians of North America. Pantherophis and probably other colubrids exhibit high fidelity to hibernacula and shift even to nearby sites only rarely Prior et al. This database accepts Drymarchon couperi as a species, however, further study is warranted. For migratory birds, some individuals occur outside of the passage migrant range depicted.

Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any trademark of NatureServe. N Palustrine Habitat s: Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by NatureServe.


This is a primarily terrestrial snake that often uses burrows. The snakes of Honduras.

Drymarchon melanurus erebennus (Texas indigo snake) (Drymarchon corais erebennus)

Total adult population size is unknown but probably exceedsconservatively assuming a density of at least 1 adult per square kilometer in an area of occupancy of at leastsquare kilometers. Elevational range in Guatemala is from near sea level to around 1, meters 6, feet Campbell drymarchno Their dorsal surface color is translucent black or blue-black, from which their common name of “indigo” comes.

NatureServe Status Global Status: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Municipality of Compostela. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico.

Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico.

There are two recognized subspecies, including the nominate subspecies: In addition to the nominotypical subspeciesit has one recognized subspeciesD. The range extends from southern Texas and Sonora Herp.

This report was printed on. Zoological data developed by NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs see Local Programs and other contributors and cooperators see Sources. A new species of indigo snake from north-western Venezuela Serpentes:

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