gopher snake

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Related to Pituophis catenifer: Pituophis melanoleucus, Pituophis catenifer sayi

gopher snake

go′pher snake`


n.
1. a bullsnake, Pituophis melanoleucus, that preys on small burrowing mammals.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gopher snake - large dark-blue nonvenomous snake that invades burrowsgopher snake - large dark-blue nonvenomous snake that invades burrows; found in southern North America and Mexico
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
Drymarchon corais couperi, eastern indigo snake - a variety of indigo snake
2.gopher snake - bull snake of western North America that invades rodent burrows
bull snake, bull-snake - any of several large harmless rodent-eating North American burrowing snakes
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Environmental behavioral, and habitat variables influencing body temperature in radio-tagged Bullsnakes, Pituophis catenifer sayi.
Testicular histology was similar to that reported by Goldberg and Parker (1975) for the colubrid snakes, Masticophis taeniatus and Pituophis catenifer (= P.
vernalis (Harlan), smooth green snake NW Pituophis catenifer (Blainville), NW, SW bull snake Regina septemvittata (Say), queen snake Storeria dekayi (Holbrook), brown snake I S.
Klauber (1946) described Pituophis catenifer coronalis from Isla Sur of Isla de Los Coronados on the basis of four specimens.
Testicular histology was similar to that of the two colubrid snakes, Masticophis taeniatus and Pituophis catenifer (= P.
We observed Crotaphytus nebrius and Pituophis catenifer as high as 1,978 m and 1,856 m elevation, respectively, and Crotalus cerberus as low as 1,182 m elevation.
maculata was similar to that reported by Goldberg & Parker (1975) for two colubrid snakes, Masticophis taeniatus and Pituophis catenifer.