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Florida crowned snake

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Scientific name  Tantilla relicta
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Family  Colubridae
Higher classification  Tantilla
Florida crowned snake Central Florida Crowned Snake Tantilla relicta neilli
Similar  Tantilla, Southeastern crown snake, Snake, Rim rock crown snake, Reptile

The Florida crowned snake (Tantilla relicta) is a species of colubrid snake native only to Florida.

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Geographic range

T. relicta is found in central peninsular Florida.

Description

T. relicta is a small species with a maximum recorded total length (including tail) of 24 cm (9.5 in).

It has a light body color and darker head.

Subspecies

Three subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies.

  • Tantilla relicta neilli Telford, 1966
  • Tantilla relicta pamlica Telford, 1966
  • Tantilla relicta relicta Telford, 1966
  • Etymology

    The subspecific name, neilli, is in honor of American herpetologist Wilfred T. Neill.

    References

    Florida crowned snake Wikipedia


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