Carphophis


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Related to Carphophis: Carphophis amoenus
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Noun1.Carphophis - thunder snake
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Colubridae, family Colubridae - nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species
Carphophis amoenus, thunder snake, worm snake - small reddish wormlike snake of eastern United States
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of 13 10 9 9 amphibian species Reptiles Anolis 1 0 0 0 carolinensis carolinensis Aspidoscelis 4 4 0 0 sexlineata viridis Carphophis vermis 1 2 0 0 Opheodrys aestivus 1 0 0 0 aestivus Plestiodon 3 1 0 2 fasciatus Sceloporus 4 1 1 0 consobrinus Scincella 0 1 1 1 lateralis Storeria dekayi 1 0 0 0 texana Total no.
Other colubrid snakes captured were the small "ground snakes" Diadophis punctatus, Carphophis amoenus, and Storeria dekayi.
The worm snake, Carphophis amoneus, is unusual in that it has been recorded from a single locality in Erie County (a marl prairie N of Castalia, Ohio) that is isolated by more than 150 km from other known worm snake localities in the southern third of Ohio (Conant, 1951).