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Garter snake

Index Garter snake

Garter snake (in addition to ribbon snake) is a common name for the nearly harmless, small to medium-sized snakes belonging to the genus Thamnophis. [1]

135 relations: Albert Günther, Albert Hazen Wright, Alexander Grant Ruthven, American bullfrog, Amphibian, Animal, Aquatic garter snake, Arizona, Binomial nomenclature, Bird of prey, Blackbelly garter snake, Blackneck garter snake, Bogert's garter snake, Butler's garter snake, California red-sided garter snake, Canada, Carl Linnaeus, Central America, Charles F. Walker, Charles Frédéric Girard, Charles Herbert Lowe, Checkered garter snake, Chiapas, Cloaca, Common garter snake, Conant's garter snake, Coral snake, Crane (bird), Crayfish, Crow, Dormancy, Douglas A. Rossman, Duvernoy's gland, Earthworm, Eastern garter snake, Edward Drinker Cope, Edward Hallowell (herpetologist), Egret, Eisenia fetida, Elapsoidea, Endemism, Frog, Genus, Giant garter snake, Giorgio Jan, Glover Morrill Allen, Godman's garter snake, Goldenhead garter snake, Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, Henry S. Fitch, ..., Heron, Heterothermy, Hibernaculum (zoology), Hibernation, Highland garter snake, Hobart Muir Smith, International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN Red List, John Van Denburgh, Joseph Richard Slevin, Joseph T. Collins, Karl Patterson Schmidt, Kingsnake, Kleptothermy, Leech, Leopold Fitzinger, List of snake genera, List of U.S. state reptiles, Lizard, Longtail alpine garter snake, Marie Firmin Bocourt, Massachusetts, Mexican garter snake, Mexico, Minnow, Montane garter snake, Narcisse Snake Pits, Narrow-headed garter snake, Nerodia, North America, Northern ribbon snake, Northwestern garter snake, Nota bene, Otter, Ovoviviparity, Pheromone, Plain, Plains garter snake, Puget Sound, Raccoon, Reptile, Ribbon snake, Richard Shine, Robert C. Stebbins, Robert Kennicott, Robert Powell (herpetologist), Rodent, Roger Conant (herpetologist), Rossman's garter snake, San Francisco garter snake, Short-tail Alpine garter snake, Shorthead garter snake, Shrew, Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Slug, Southern Durango spotted garter snake, Species, Spencer Fullerton Baird, Subarctic, Subspecies, Sumichrast's garter snake, Tadpole, Tamaulipan montane garter snake, Taxonomy (biology), Tepalcatepec Valley garter snake, Tetrodotoxin, Texas garter snake, Thamnophis lineri, Thamnophis proximus, Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus, Thamnophis sauritus sauritus, Thamnophis sirtalis semifasciatus, The Maritimes, Thomas Say, Toad, Trinomen, Two-striped garter snake, Viviparity, Vomeronasal organ, Wade Fox, West Coast garter snake, Western terrestrial garter snake, Wilhelm Peters, Wilmer W. Tanner, Yellow-throated garter snake. Expand index (85 more) »

Albert Günther

Albert Karl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther FRS, also Albert Charles Lewis Gotthilf Günther (3 October 1830 – 1 February 1914), was a German-born British zoologist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist.

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Albert Hazen Wright

Albert Hazen Wright (born August 15, 1879) was a professor at Cornell University and a herpetologist.

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Alexander Grant Ruthven

Alexander Grant Ruthven (April 1, 1882 – January 19, 1971) was the President of the University of Michigan from 1929 to 1951.

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American bullfrog

The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus or Rana catesbeiana), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an amphibious frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”.

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Amphibian

Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia.

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Animal

Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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Aquatic garter snake

The aquatic garter snake (Thamnophis atratus) is a species of colubrid snake.

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Arizona

Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.

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Binomial nomenclature

Binomial nomenclature ("two-term naming system") also called nomenclature ("two-name naming system") or binary nomenclature, is a formal system of naming species of living things by giving each a name composed of two parts, both of which use Latin grammatical forms, although they can be based on words from other languages.

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Bird of prey

A bird of prey, predatory bird, or raptor is any of several species of bird that hunts and feeds on rodents and other animals.

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Blackbelly garter snake

Blackbelly garter snake (Thamnophis melanogaster) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Blackneck garter snake

Thamnophis cyrtopsis, the blackneck garter snake, is a species of garter snake of the genus Thamnophis.

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Bogert's garter snake

Bogert's garter snake (Thamnophis bogerti) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae.

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Butler's garter snake

Butler’s garter snake (Thamnophis butleri) is a species of garter snake in the family Colubridae.

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California red-sided garter snake

The California red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis) is a subspecies of the common garter snake.

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Canada

Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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Central America

Central America (América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast.

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Charles F. Walker

Charles "Chuck" Walker is the MacArthur Foundation Endowed Chair in International Human Rights and professor of Latin American history at the University of California, Davis.

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Charles Frédéric Girard

Charles Frédéric Girard (8 March 1822 – 29 January 1895) was a French biologist specializing in ichthyology and herpetology.

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Charles Herbert Lowe

Charles Herbert Lowe, Jr. (April 16, 1920 – September 13, 2002) was an American biologist and herpetologist.

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Checkered garter snake

The checkered garter snake (Thamnophis marcianus) is a species of garter snake endemic to the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America.

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Chiapas

Chiapas, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas (Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas), is one of the 31 states that with Mexico City make up the 32 federal entities of Mexico.

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Cloaca

In animal anatomy, a cloaca (plural cloacae or) is the posterior orifice that serves as the only opening for the digestive, reproductive, and urinary tracts (if present) of many vertebrate animals, opening at the vent.

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Common garter snake

The common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is a species of natricine snake, which is indigenous to North America and found widely across the continent.

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Conant's garter snake

Conant's garter snake (Thamnophis conanti) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae.

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Coral snake

Coral snakes are a large group of elapid snakes that can be subdivided into two distinct groups, Old World coral snakes and New World coral snakes.

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Crane (bird)

Cranes are a family, Gruidae, of large, long-legged and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes.

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Crayfish

Crayfish, also known as crawfish, crawdads, crawldads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs or yabbies, are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are related; taxonomically, they are members of the superfamilies Astacoidea and Parastacoidea.

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Crow

A Crow is a bird of the genus Corvus, or more broadly is a synonym for all of Corvus.

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Dormancy

Dormancy is a period in an organism's life cycle when growth, development, and (in animals) physical activity are temporarily stopped.

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Douglas A. Rossman

Douglas Athon "Dag" Rossman (July 4, 1936 - July 23, 2015) was a U.S. herpetologist specializing in Garter snakes.

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Duvernoy's gland

The Duvernoy's gland is a gland found in some groups of colubrid snakes.

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Earthworm

An earthworm is a tube-shaped, segmented worm found in the phylum Annelida.

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Eastern garter snake

The eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) is a medium-sized snake that is indigenous to North America.

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Edward Drinker Cope

Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as well as a noted herpetologist and ichthyologist.

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Edward Hallowell (herpetologist)

Edward Hallowell (1808 – February 20, 1860) was an American herpetologist and physician.

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Egret

An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season.

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Eisenia fetida

Eisenia fetida (older spelling: foetida), known under various common names such as redworm, brandling worm, panfish worm, trout worm, tiger worm, red wiggler worm, red californian earth worm, etc., is a species of earthworm adapted to decaying organic material.

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Elapsoidea

Elapsoidea is a genus of venomous elapid snakes commonly known as venomous garter snakes or African garter snakes.

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Endemism

Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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Frog

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek ἀν-, without + οὐρά, tail).

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Genus

A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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Giant garter snake

The giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) is the largest species of garter snake.

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Giorgio Jan

Giorgio Jan (21 December 1791 in Vienna – 8 May 1866, Milan) was an Italian taxonomist, zoologist, botanist, herpetologist, and writer.

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Glover Morrill Allen

Glover Morrill Allen (February 8, 1879 – February 14, 1942) was an American zoologist.

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Godman's garter snake

Godman's garter snake (Thamnophis godmani) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae.

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Goldenhead garter snake

The goldenhead garter snake (Thamnophis chrysocephalus) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville

Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (12 September 1777 – 1 May 1850) was a French zoologist and anatomist.

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Henry S. Fitch

Henry Sheldon Fitch (December 25, 1909 – September 8, 2009) was an American herpetologist.

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Heron

The herons are the long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species, some of which are referred to as egrets or bitterns rather than herons.

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Heterothermy

Heterothermy or heterothermia (from Greek ἕτερος heteros "other" and θέρμη thermē "heat") is a physiological term for animals that exhibit characteristics of both poikilothermy and homeothermy.

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Hibernaculum (zoology)

A hibernaculum plural form: hibernacula (Latin, "tent for winter quarters") is a place in which a creature seeks refuge, such as a bear using a cave to overwinter.

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Hibernation

Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms.

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Highland garter snake

The Highland garter snake (Thamnophis fulvus) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Hobart Muir Smith

Hobart Muir Smith, born Frederick William Stouffer (September 26, 1912 – March 4, 2013), was an American herpetologist.

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

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IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, has evolved to become the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.

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John Van Denburgh

John Van Denburgh (August 23, 1872 – October 24, 1924) was an American herpetologist from California.

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Joseph Richard Slevin

Joseph Richard Slevin (September 13, 1881 – February 17, 1957) was an American herpetologist and the second curator of herpetology at the California Academy of Sciences, with which he was affiliated for over 50 years.

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Joseph T. Collins

Joseph Thomas Collins, Jr. (July 3, 1939, Crooksville, Ohio – January 14, 2012) was an American herpetologist.

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Karl Patterson Schmidt

Karl Patterson Schmidt (June 19, 1890, Lake Forest, Illinois – September 26, 1957, Chicago) was an American herpetologist.

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Kingsnake

Kingsnakes are colubrid New World constrictors, members of the genus Lampropeltis, which include milk snakes and four other species.

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Kleptothermy

Kleptothermy is any form of thermoregulation by which an animal shares in the metabolic thermogenesis of another animal.

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Leech

Leeches are segmented parasitic or predatory worm-like animals that belong to the phylum Annelida and comprise the subclass Hirudinea.

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Leopold Fitzinger

Leopold Joseph Franz Johann Fitzinger (13 April 1802 – 20 September 1884) was an Austrian zoologist.

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List of snake genera

List of snakes lists snakes, part of the squamata order of reptiles, by family, subfamily and genus, mostly according to the continuing work of Dr.

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List of U.S. state reptiles

Twenty-six U.S. states have named an official state reptile.

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Lizard

Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.

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Longtail alpine garter snake

The longtail alpine garter snake (Thamnophis scalaris) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Marie Firmin Bocourt

Marie Firmin Bocourt (19 April 1819 – 4 February 1904) was a French zoologist and artist.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Mexican garter snake

The Mexican gartersnake (Thamnophis eques) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Mexico

Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.

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Minnow

Minnows are small freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae.

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Montane garter snake

The Montane garter snake (Thamnophis exsul) is a species of snakeq of the family Colubridae.

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Narcisse Snake Pits

The Narcisse Snake Pits are located in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong about north of Narcisse, Manitoba, Canada.

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Narrow-headed garter snake

The narrow-headed garter snake, Thamnophis rufipunctatus, is a species of garter snake, endemic to the southwestern United States and adjacent northwestern Mexico.

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Nerodia

Nerodia is a genus of nonvenomous colubrid snakes commonly referred to as water snakes due to their aquatic behavior.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Northern ribbon snake

The northern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis) is a subspecies of garter snake.

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Northwestern garter snake

The northwestern garter snake (Thamnophis ordinoides) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae.

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Nota bene

Nota bene (or; plural form notate bene) is a Latin phrase meaning 'note well'.

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Otter

Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae.

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Ovoviviparity

Ovoviviparity, ovovivipary, or ovivipary, is a mode of reproduction in animals in which embryos that develop inside eggs remain in the mother's body until they are ready to hatch.

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Pheromone

A pheromone (from Ancient Greek φέρω phero "to bear" and hormone, from Ancient Greek ὁρμή "impetus") is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species.

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Plain

In geography, a plain is a flat, sweeping landmass that generally does not change much in elevation.

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Plains garter snake

The Plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix) is a species of garter snake native to most of the central United States as far north as Canada and as far south as Texas.

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Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a sound along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea.

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Raccoon

The raccoon (or, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, or northern raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

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Reptile

Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.

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Ribbon snake

The ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus) is a common species of garter snake endemic to eastern North America.

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Richard Shine

Richard Shine AM FAA (born 7 June 1950) is an Australian evolutionary biologist and ecologist; he has conducted extensive research on reptiles and amphibians, and proposed a novel mechanism for evolutionary change.

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Robert C. Stebbins

Robert Cyril Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013) was an American herpetologist and illustrator known for his field guides and popular books as well as his studies of reptiles and amphibians.

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Robert Kennicott

Robert Kennicott (November 13, 1835 – May 13, 1866) was an American naturalist and herpetologist.

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Robert Powell (herpetologist)

Robert ″Bob″ Powell (born 17 August 1948 in Germany) is an American herpetologist.

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Rodent

Rodents (from Latin rodere, "to gnaw") are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws.

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Roger Conant (herpetologist)

Roger Conant (May 6, 1909 – December 19, 2003) was an American herpetologist, author, educator and conservationist.

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Rossman's garter snake

Rossman's garter snake (Thamnophis rossmani) is a species of snakes of the family Colubridae.

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San Francisco garter snake

The San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) is a slender multi-colored subspecies of the common garter snake.

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Short-tail Alpine garter snake

The Short-tail Alpine garter snake (Thamnophis scaliger) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Shorthead garter snake

Thamnophis brachystoma, the shorthead garter snake or short-headed gartersnake, is a small species of colubrid.

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Shrew

A shrew (family Soricidae) is a small mole-like mammal classified in the order Eulipotyphla.

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Sierra de San Pedro Mártir

Sierra de San Pedro Mártir (Kiliwa: ʔxaal haq, mountains of Saint Peter the Martyr) is a mountain range located within southern Ensenada Municipality and southern Baja California state, of northwestern Mexico.

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Slug

Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc.

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Southern Durango spotted garter snake

The Southern Durango spotted garter snake (Thamnophis nigronuchalis) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Species

In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Spencer Fullerton Baird

Spencer Fullerton Baird (February 3, 1823 – August 19, 1887) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, and museum curator.

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Subarctic

The subarctic is a region in the Northern Hemisphere immediately south of the true Arctic and covering much of Alaska, Canada, Iceland, the north of Scandinavia, Siberia, and the Shetland Islands.

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Subspecies

In biological classification, the term subspecies refers to a unity of populations of a species living in a subdivision of the species’s global range and varies from other populations of the same species by morphological characteristics.

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Sumichrast's garter snake

Sumichrast's garter snake (Thamnophis sumichrasti) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae.

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Tadpole

A tadpole (also called a pollywog) is the larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian, particularly that of a frog or toad.

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Tamaulipan montane garter snake

The Tamaulipan montane garter snake (Thamnophis mendax) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Taxonomy (biology)

Taxonomy is the science of defining and naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics.

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Tepalcatepec Valley garter snake

The Tepalcatepec Valley garter snake (Thamnophis postremus) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Tetrodotoxin

Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent neurotoxin.

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Texas garter snake

The Texas garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis annectens) is a subspecies of the common garter snake (T. sirtalis) endemic to the United States.

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Thamnophis lineri

Liner's Garter Snake (Thamnophis lineri) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Thamnophis proximus

Thamnophis proximus, the western ribbon snake, is a species of garter snake, with several subspecies.

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Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus

Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus, the redstripe ribbon snake, is a subspecies of the western ribbon snake, a garter snake endemic to the southern United States.

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Thamnophis sauritus sauritus

Thamnophis sauritus sauritus, the eastern ribbon snake or common ribbon snake, is a subspecies of ribbon snake found in the northeastern United States.

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Thamnophis sirtalis semifasciatus

Thamnophis sirtalis semifasciatus, the Chicago garter snake, is a subspecies of the common garter snake native to the Chicago, United States, region.

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The Maritimes

The Maritimes, also called the Maritime provinces (Provinces maritimes) or the Canadian Maritimes, is a region of Eastern Canada consisting of three provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island (PEI).

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Thomas Say

Thomas Say (June 27, 1787 – October 10, 1834) was an American entomologist, conchologist, and herpetologist.

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Toad

Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.

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Trinomen

In zoological nomenclature, a trinomen (plural: trinomina), name, or ternary name, refers to the name of a subspecies.

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Two-striped garter snake

The two-striped garter snake (Thamnophis hammondii) is a species of aquatic garter snake, which is endemic to western North America.

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Viviparity

Among animals, viviparity is development of the embryo inside the body of the parent, eventually leading to live birth, as opposed to reproduction by laying eggs that complete their incubation outside the parental body.

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Vomeronasal organ

The vomeronasal organ (VNO), or the Jacobson's organ, is an auxiliary olfactory sense organ that is found in many animals.

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Wade Fox

Rufus Wade Fox, Jr. (June 2, 1920 – September 20, 1964), was an American zoologist and herpetologist from the University of California, Berkeley.

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West Coast garter snake

The West Coast garter snake (Thamnophis valida) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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Western terrestrial garter snake

The western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a western North American species of colubrid snake.

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Wilhelm Peters

Wilhelm Karl Hartwich (or Hartwig) Peters (22 April 1815 in Koldenbüttel – 20 April 1883) was a German naturalist and explorer.

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Wilmer W. Tanner

Wilmer Webster Tanner (–) was an American zoologist professor and curator.

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Yellow-throated garter snake

The yellow-throated garter snake (Thamnophis pulchrilatus) is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garter_snake

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