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Coluber constrictor (Eastern Racer; Northern black racer)

Synonyms: Bascanion constrictor; Coluber constrictor constrictor; Coluber ortenburgeri; Coryphodon constrictor; Zamenis constrictor

Wikipedia Abstract

Coluber constrictor is a species of nonvenomous, colubrid snake, endemic to North America and Central America. Eleven subspecies, including the nominotypical subspecies, are recognized, which as a group are commonly referred to as the eastern racers.
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Infraspecies

Coluber constrictor anthicus (Buttermilk Racer)
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern black racer)
Coluber constrictor etheridgei (Tan racer)
Coluber constrictor flaviventris (Eastern yellow-bellied racer)
Coluber constrictor foxii (Blue Racer)
Coluber constrictor helvigularis (Brownchin Racer)
Coluber constrictor latrunculus (Blackmask racer)
Coluber constrictor mormon (Western yellow-bellied Racer)
Coluber constrictor oaxaca (Mexican racer)
Coluber constrictor paludicola (Everglades Racer)
Coluber constrictor priapus (Southern black racer)

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  110 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore
Hibernates [2]  Yes
Litter Size [3]  9
Maximum Longevity [4]  10 years
Speed [1]  2.30 MPH (1.028 m/s)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Emblem of

Ohio

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

S Canada, USA (Washington, Oregon, California, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North ;

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2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
3A neglected life-history trait: clutch-size variance in snakes, R. Shine and R. A. Seigel, J. Zool. Lond. (1996) 239, 209-223
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5Resources of a Snake Community in Prairie-Woodland Habitat of Northeastern Kansas, Henry S. Fitch, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Research Report 13: 83-98 (1982)
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, Donald P. Streubel and James P. Fitzgerald, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 103, pp. 1-5 (1978)
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License