An ileocolic intussusception has been reported in a pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus
), who died shortly after a permanent ileostomy was performed .
Snakes are not generally known to manipulate their habitat while foraging, but habitat manipulation is still apparent in this taxon: the nest building of king cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) (Chanhome et al., 2011) and pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus
melanoleucus) (Burger and Zappalorti, 1991), the burrowing of fossorial species (Gans et al., 1978), and the cratering in loose sand of desert-dwelling vipers (Viperidae) (Secorand Nagy, 1994; Maritz, 2012).
Pine snake (Pituophis ruthveni and Pituophis melanoleucus
Of the eight species not encountered, one (Pituophis melanoleucus
) was considered highly likely to occur (mainly because a specimen found dead on US Highway 79 less than 1.6 km west of the battlefield boundary resides in the reptile collection at Austin Peay State University).
The black pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus
lodingi) is a colubrid snake that is historically endemic to longleaf pine forests, ranging from southwestern Alabama to extreme eastern Louisiana.
Habitat use by pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus
) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens; individual and sexual variation.
Seasonal testicular histology of the colubrid snakes, Masticophis taeniatus and Pituophis melanoleucus
. Herpetologica, 31:317-322.
The rate of water loss in a scaleless mutation of the North American bull snake or gopher snake (Pituophis melanoleucus
) was about the same as those of a normal individual, even though the scaleless individual lacked the outer superficial dermal layer and had a much thinner keratin layer than normal.
Within reptiles, researchers have found that many species place their eggs at sites that differ from random (e.g., Malaclemys terrapin [Burger and Montevecchi 1975], Pituophis melanoleucus
[Burger and Zappalorti 1986], Amblyrhynchus cristatus [Rauch 1988], Tropidurus spp.
Incubation temperature has long-term effects on behavior of young pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus
taeniatus and Pituophis melanoleucus
deserticola, in northern Utah.
Parasites of prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis viridis) and gopher snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus
sayi) from the eastern high plains of New Mexico.