Carphophis


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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.
Blatchley (1891, 1899) specifically mentioned spotted salamander, marbled salamander, tiger salamander, newt, slimy salamander, gray treefrog, worm snake (Carphophis amoenus), and prairie kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster) as being taken at Sand Hill.
22 11.06 0.28 Plethodon 9 4.52 0.11 glutinosus Eurycea 1 0.50 0.01 bislineata Notophthalmus 5 2.51 0.06 uiridescens Reptilia Anolis 75 59.52 0.94 caroiinensis Sceloporus 8 6.35 0.10 undulatus Eumeces laticeps 3 2.38 0.04 Eumeces 6 4.76 0.08 inexpectatus Eumeces 8 6.35 0.10 fasciatus Scincella 5 3.97 0.06 lateralis Coluber 9 7.14 0.11 constrictor Elapbe obsolete 2 1.59 0.03 Carphophis 2 1.59 0.03 amoenus Diadophis 1 0.79 0.01 punctatus Storeria dekayi 2 1.59 0.03 Agkistrodon 3 2.38 0.04 contortrix Pseudemys 1 0.79 0.01 concinna Terrapene 1 0.79 0.01 Carolina Mammalia Blarina 14 45.16 0.18 carolinensis Sorex 1 3.23 0.01 longirostris Microtus 1 3.23 0.01 pinetorum Peromyscus sp.
The adults of three reptile species (Carphophis amoenus, Storeria dekayi and Thamnophis sirtalis) were also significantly more abundant in Pine than Burn, whereas two reptile species (Coluber constrictor and Lampropeltis getula) were significantly less abundant (Table 2).
valeriae), eastern worm snakes (Carphophis amoenus), ring-necked snakes (Diadophis punctatus), and red-bellied snakes (Storeria occipitomaculata), with such species observed more frequently during autumn (Willson and Dorcas, 2004; Todd et al., 2008a).
Swanson (1939) listed the smallmouth salamander, red-backed salamander, longtail salamander, Fowler's toad (Bufo fowleri), chorus frog, crawfish frog, eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus), worm snake (Carphophis amoena), northern ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus), racer, eastern hognose snake, common kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus), northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon), copperbelly water snake (Nerodia erthrogaster), red-bellied snake (Storeria occipitomaculata), rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus), copperhead (Agkistrodon mokasen) and timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) to be common in southern Indiana.