glutinosus) and two snake species (Storeria
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).
Fifteen individuals of seven species of snakes were collected including the brown snake, Storeria
dekayi; the redbelly snake, Storeria
occipitomaculata, the cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus; the ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus; the eastern ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus; the black racer, Coluber constrictor; and the rough earth snake, Virginia striatula.
One eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis), one black racer (Coluber constrictor), and one Dekay's snake (Storeria
dekayi) were also found at the depot.
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).
-- Differentiation of the small natricine genera Storeria
, Tropidoclonion, and Virginia presents some problems as members of all three genera have low, long neural spines; short, posteriorly directed hypapophyses; relatively wide zygosphenes; and similarly shaped neural arches.
triseriata, Rana pipiens, Storeria
dekayi wrightorum, Thamnophis r.
occipitomaculata) were recorded from the region by 1950.
dekayi texana Trapido, 1944 (Texas Brown Snake).
Species found principally in or near wooded habitats included Hyla chrysoscelis, Scincella lateralis, Agkistrodon contortrix, Storeria
dekayi and Elaphe obsoleta.
Exceptions to this pattern of temporal variation include Opheodrys aestivus (Plummer, 1983), Storeria
occipitomaculata (Brodie and Ducey, 1989), Thamnophis radix (Seigel and Fitch, 1985) and Vipera berus (Madsen and Shine, 1992).
spinosus, Sceloporus torquatus mikeprestoni, Crotalus pricei miquihuanus, Storeria
hidalgoensis, Thamnophis crytopsis pulchrilatus, and Thamnophis exsul.