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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Colubridae
Bibliography of the genus Bogertophis
Biodiversity of the family Colubridae


Desert Rat Snakes

Nordamerikanische Rattennattern


1988 Bogertophis Dowling & Price (type species: Coluber subocularis Brown 1901)
Contents: 2 species, none of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The two species of this genus were previously included in Elaphe, and some authors have retained them in that genus (e.g., Schulz 1996).
Distribution: SW. USA, N. Mexico.
Reported from: Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon), USA (California, New Mexico, Texas).

Bogertophis rosaliae

Baja California Rat Snake, Santa Rosalia Ratsnake, Santa Rosalia Snake

Niederkalifornische Rattenschlange, Santa Rosalia-Rattennatter

Baja California-rottesnog

1899 Coluber rosaliae Mocquard
Elaphe rosaliae Stejneger & Barbour 1917
Bogertophis rosaliae Dowling & Price 1988

Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur), USA (California).

Bogertophis subocularis

Trans-Pecos Rat Snake, (Desert Rat Snake)



1901 Coluber subocularis Brown
Elaphe subocularis Stejneger & Barbour 1917
Bogertophis subocularis Dowling & Price 1988
1941 Elaphe sclerotica Smith [substitute name for Coluber subocularis Brown 1901] (Schmidt 1953)
1990 Bogertophis subocularis amplinotus Webb

Other common names:
amplinota: Southern Trans-Pecos Rat Snake, Durangan Rat Snake, Mexican Trans-Pecos Ratsnake
subocularis: Northern Trans-Pecos Rat Snake
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon), USA (New Mexico, Texas).

Bogertophis subocularis
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