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Taxonomic Status of the Red-Bellied Snake, Storeria occipitomaculata, in Minnesota
Carl H. Ernst
Journal of Herpetology
Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 28, 1974), pp. 347-351
Published by: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1562905
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Storeria occipitomaculata were examined from 35 Minnesota localities. Minnesota represents a zone of intergradation between S. o. occipitomaculata and S. o. pahasapae established on the basis of several characters: number of infralabials, oculars, temporals, midbody scale rows, ventrals, caudals, and scales between the chin shields and first ventral; and the presence of nuchal spots and a light spot on the fifth supralabial.
Journal of Herpetology © 1974 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles