Elaphe obsoleta Say 1823 (black rat snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Alternative combination: Coluber obsoletus

Belongs to Elaphe according to D. Parmley and J. A. Holman 1995

Sister taxa: Elaphe algorensis, Elaphe guttata, Elaphe kansensis, Elaphe kohfidischi, Elaphe kormosi, Elaphe longissima, Elaphe nebraskensis, Elaphe paralongissima, Elaphe praelongissima, Elaphe quatuorlineata, Elaphe szyndlari, Elaphe vulpina, Elaphis boulei

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (8: Florida, Kansas, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (6: Kansas)

• Hemphillian of United States (3: Nebraska, Oklahoma)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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