Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis sauritus

Summary 7

The ribbon snake or ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus) is a common species of garter snake endemic to eastern North America. It averages 16–35 in (41–89 cm) in length and is a member of the genus Thamnophis.

Distribution 8

Eastern ribbon snakes are found throughout much of eastern North America east of the Mississippi River. They occur from southern Maine, across southern Ontario, throughout Michigan, south to eastern Louisiana, throughout the Gulf states, including Florida, and throughout the eastern seaboard. They appear to be largely absent from southern Ohio, southeastern Illinois, central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and northern Alabama and Georgia. There are isolated populations in parts of Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Larry Meade, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/34323709@N07/3698266138
  2. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=347842&one=T
  3. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=347843&one=T
  4. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=347844&one=T
  5. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=347845&one=T
  6. (c) 2011 Chris Brown, USGS, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=364972&one=T
  7. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thamnophis_sauritus
  8. (c) The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://eol.org/data_objects/31426862

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