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Drymarchon corais

Drymarchon corais

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Drymarchon
Species: Drymarchon corais
Subspecies: D. c. corais – D. c. erebennus – D. c. orizabensis – D. c. rubidus – D. c. unicolor

Drymarchon corais (Boie, 1827)

Type locality: America.

Drymarchon corais corais Boie, 1827
Coluber corais Boie, 1827: 537
Spilotes corais — Duméril & Bibron, 1854: 223 (?)
Geoptyas collaris Steindachner, 1867: 271 (fide Boulenger, 1894)
Geoptyas flaviventris Steindachner, 1867
Coluber corais - Boulenger, 1894
Drymarchon corais corais - Stejneger, 1899
Phrynonax angulifer Werner, 1923
Drymarchon corais cleofae Brock, 1942
Drymarchon corais corais - Cei, 1993
Drymarchon corais corais — Gasc & Rodrigues, 1980
Drymarchon corais corais — Gorzula & Señaris, 1999


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Gasc & Rodrigues 1980. Liste preliminaire des Serpents de la Guyane francaise. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. Paris 2 (4): 559–598.
Gorzula Stefan & Senaris J. Celsa 1999. In: Contribution to the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana. I: a data base. Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. 8 [1998], 269+ pp.; ISBN 980-6020-48-0.
Wüster, W.; Yrausquin, J.L.; Mijares-Urrutia, A., 2001: A new species of indigo snake from northwestern Venezuela (Serpentes: Colubridae: Drymarchon). Herpetological Journal, '11 ': 157–165. PDF
Drymarchon corais at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 30 August 2008.

Vernacular names
English: Western Indigo Snake
Nederlands: Indigoslang
Türkçe: Çivit yılanı

The indigo snake (Drymarchon corais) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae. This large colubrid snake is nonvenomous.


Until recently, all Drymarchon were classified as subspecies of D. corais. However, North and Central populations are now assigned to different species (D. melanurus, D. couperi and D. kolpobasileus), and D. caudomaculatus and D. margaritae are recognised as separate species in South America.[2]

This snake is found in South America, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela as well as Trinidad.[1]

The species forages on the ground, sometimes climbing low vegetation. It feeds on a variety of prey species including fish, frogs, reptiles, mammals, and bird eggs.[1]

Ines Hladki, A.; Ramírez Pinilla, M.; Renjifo, J.; Urbina, N.; Nogueira, C.; Gonzales, L.; Catenazzi, A.; Cisneros-Heredia, D.F.; Hoogmoed, M.; Schargel, W.; Rivas, G.; Murphy, J. (2019). "Drymarchon corais". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T62234A3110201. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T62234A3110201.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.

"Drymarchon". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-02-06.

Species Drymarchon corais at The Reptile Database


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