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Related to Lampropeltis: Lampropeltis triangulum, Pantherophis
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Noun1.Lampropeltis - king snakes and milk snakesLampropeltis - king snakes and milk snakes    
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Colubridae, family Colubridae - nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species
king snake, kingsnake - any of numerous nonvenomous North American constrictors; feed on other snakes and small mammals
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But like other members of the genus Lampropeltis, which tend to have contrasting colour bands of red, black, and yellow or white, this snake is a master of the evolutionary strategy called Batesian Mimicry--whereby a harmless organism adopts the warning signals of a noxious or deadly one.
Another animal that moves via slithering, the California King Snake, Lampropeltis getula californiae, is found throughout the state in areas ranging from forests to fields, coastal scrub land to deserts.
opacum (marbled salamander) Northerly Siren intermedia (lesser siren) Northerly Hyla cinerea (green tree frog) Northerly Scaphiopus holbrookii (eastern spadefoot) Northerly Apalone spinifera pallida (pallid spiny softshell) * Northerly Pseudemys concinna (river cooter) ** Northerly Terrapene carolina (eastern box turtle) Northerly Scincella lateralis (ground skink) Northerly Lampropeltis calligaster (prairie kingsnake) Northerly L.
boa -- -- 1 Colubridae Colubridae genus et species unidentified -- 5 9 Coluber constrictor, racer x -- -- Contia tenuis, sharp-tailed snake x -- -- Diadophis punctatus, ring-necked snake x -- -- Diadophis/Tantilla -- 1 -- Hypsiglena torquata, night snake x -- -- Lampropeltis getula, common kingsnake x -- -- L.
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum (Lacepede, 1788), Eastern Milksnake (I, II, III, IV)
There are two species of snakes (Elaphe obsoleta, the pilot blacksnake, and Lampropeltis calligaster, the prairie kingsnake) not now known from South Dakota that may yet be discovered in the state.
Group Abundance Anurans Extremely abundant (90+% of NISP) Pond turtles (Trachemys, Chrysemys, Very abundant Emydoidea, Chelydra) Snakes (Thamnophis, Nerodia, Abundant Sistrurus, Coluber, Paracoluber, Pantherophis, Heterodon, Paleoheterodon, Lampropeltis, Opheodrys) Rodents (Spermophilus, Geomys, Abundant Symmetrodontomys, Bensonomys, Ogmodontomys, Phophenacomys, Dipoides) Rabbits (Hypolagus) Uncommon Land tortoises (Hesperotestudo) Uncommon Fishes (small catfish and sunfish) Uncommon Salamanders Rare Moles Rare Shrews (Sorex) Rare
cornutum, Crotaphytus, Cnemidophorus, TransPecos rat snake Bogertophis subocularis, and gray-banded kingsnake Lampropeltis alterna (reported as L.
Taxon ATV Non-ATV Control Total Class Amphibia Order Caudata Ambystoma opacum 1 0 0 1 Ambystoma texanum 10 13 7 30 Order Anura Rana utricularia 10 5 8 23 Class Reptilia Order Squamata Eumeces fasciatus 26 31 37 94 Eumeces laticeps 10 4 12 26 Scincella lateralis 42 32 42 116 Agkistrodon piscivorus 5 5 3 13 Agkistrodon contortrix 3 3 0 6 Pantherophis obsoleta 0 1 0 1 Farancia abacura 1 0 0 1 Lampropeltis getula 1 0 1 2 Nerodia erythrogaster 11 12 10 33 Nerodia fasciata 2 0 2 4 Nerodia rhombifer 0 2 0 2 Storeria dekayi 5 2 3 10 Thamnophis proximus 11 14 16 41 Total Individuals 138 124 141 403 Total Species 14 12 11 16
I observed previously unrecorded species each year: six in 2002 (Rana areolata, Chelydra serpentina, Agkistrodon piscivorus, Farancia abacura, Lampropeltis getula, Nerodia rhombifer), two in 2003 (Pseudemys concinna, Elaphe obsoleta), and five in 2004 (Siren intermedia, Kinosternon subrubrum, Sternotherus odoratus, Terrapene carolina, Eumeces fasciatus).
Manitou Notophthalmus viridescens X X X Plethodon cinereus X X X X X Ambystoma laterale X X X Ambystoma maculatum X X Bufo americanus X X X X X X Hyla versicolor X Pseudacris crucifer X X* X X X Rana catesbeiana X X Rana clamitans X X X X Rana sylvatica X X Rana pipiens X X Chelydra serpentina X X X Chrysemys picta X X X X Thamnophis sirtalis X X X X X Thamnophis sauritus X X Nerodia sipedon X X X X X Storeria dekayi X Storeria occipitomaculata X X X Diadophis punctatus X X X X Liochlorophis vernalis X Lampropeltis triangulum X X X X Species Islands S.