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Booklet data last updated on 1/19/2018
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Species ID 030290
Name Gophersnake
Other Common Names Sonoran gopher snake;Bullsnake
Category 03 Reptiles
Elcode ARADB26020
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Subclass Lepidosauria
Order Squamata
SubOrder Serpentes
Family Colubridae
Genus Pituophis
Species catenifer
Subspecies affinis; sayi
Authority (Blainville, 1835)
Scientific Name Pituophis catenifer
Account Type This account represents the entire species, including any and all subspecies recognized in the Southwest. There are no separate subspecies accounts relating to this species.
Taxonomic References 01, 02, 03, 04, 08, 18, 53, 61
Comments on Taxonomy
NAME CHANGE The species name has been changed from catenifer to melanoleuchus (Degenhart 1995) *18*.

2008: The species name has been changed from melanoleucus to catenifer (Crother et. al. 2008) *53*.

NEW MEXICO Two subspecies of gopher snake are recognized in New Mexico *18*: P.c. affinis (Hallowell 1852), Sonoran gopher snake; and P.c. sayi (Schlegel 1837), Bullsnake. *01*
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