Gray Ratsnake

Pantherophis spiloides

Summary 6

The gray ratsnake or gray rat snake (Pantherophis spiloides), also known as the central ratsnake, is a member of the genus Pantherophis in the subfamily Colubrinae. Within the genus Pantherophis, which includes ratsnakes, corn snakes, and fox snakes, the gray ratsnake is one of ten species.

Distribution 7

Global Range: West of the Apalachicola River and the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Mississippi River, from western New York, southern Ontario, southern Michigan, and southwestern Wisconsin to southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and western Florida; eastern edge of range along the Appalachian Mountains is poorly defined (Burbrink 2001).

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