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Lampropeltis getula

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Lampropeltis getula

Summary

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  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lampropeltis getula
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Reptilia

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Lampropeltis getula (Eastern king snake); adult, on a road in natural habitat. Hyde, North Carolina, USA. May 2016.
TitleAdult
CaptionLampropeltis getula (Eastern king snake); adult, on a road in natural habitat. Hyde, North Carolina, USA. May 2016.
CopyrightPublic Domain - Released by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)/original image by Keith Ramos/USFWS
Lampropeltis getula (Eastern king snake); adult, on a road in natural habitat. Hyde, North Carolina, USA. May 2016.
AdultLampropeltis getula (Eastern king snake); adult, on a road in natural habitat. Hyde, North Carolina, USA. May 2016.Public Domain - Released by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)/original image by Keith Ramos/USFWS

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lampropeltis getula (Linnaeus, 1766)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Reptilia
  •                     Order: Serpentes
  •                         Family: Colubridae
  •                             Genus: Lampropeltis
  •                                 Species: Lampropeltis getula

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Europe

Spain
-Canary IslandsPresentIntroducedFirst reported: 1990s

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