Mexican Pacific Lowlands Garter Snake
Thamnophis validus (Kennicott, 1860)
|Alternate Name||West Coast Garter Snake|
|Spanish Name||Culebra de Agua Nómada del Oeste Litoral|
|Max. Recorded Length||86.7 cm / 34.1 inches (SVL)|
|Range||Baja California Sur, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Sonora|
|Pet Trade Availability||★☆☆☆ rarely available|
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- Cape Garter Snake
- Thamnophis validus celaeno (Kennicott, 1860)
- Found at the southern tip of Baja California.
- Colima Garter Snake
- Thamnophis validus isabelleae (Conant, 1953)
- Isolated pockets along the Pacific coast in Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero.
- Tepic Garter Snake
- Thamnophis validus thamnophisoides (Conant, 1961)
- Found only on the Rio San Cayetano drainage in Nayarit.
- Pacific Garter Snake
- Thamnophis validus validus (Kennicott, 1860)
- Found along the Pacific coastline in Sonora, Sinaloa and northern Nayarit.
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Articles and News
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Liner, Ernest A. 1994. Scientific and Common Names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. SSAR Herpetological Circular No. 23.
Rossman, Douglas A., Neil B. Ford and Richard A. Seigel. 1996. The Garter Snakes: Evolution and Ecology. Norman OK: University of Oklahoma Press.