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Taxonomy of the genus Bogertophis Biodiversity of the family Colubridae

Bibliography of the genus
Bogertophis (Desert Rat Snakes)

(Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae)

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.

Bogertophis in general

Chen, X.; Lemmon, A.R.; Lemmon, E.M.; Pyron, R.A.; Burbrink, F.T. 2017. Using phylogenomics to understand the link between biogeographic origins and regional diversification in ratsnakes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 111: 206-218.

Dowling, H.G. 1957. A taxonomic study of the ratsnakes, genus Elaphe Fitzinger. V. The rosalia section. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 583: 1-22.

Dowling, H.G.; Price, R.M. 1988. A proposed new genus for Elaphe subocularis and Elaphe rosaliae. The Snake 20(1): 52-63.

Hubbs, C.L. 1932. The use of the generic name Ophis for an eel, a snake and a mollusc. Copeia 1932: 26-27.

Price, R. 1990. Bogertophis. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 497: 1-2.

Switak, K.H. 2004. Nordamerikanische Kletternattern. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 57(10): 20-23.

Bogertophis rosaliae

Goldberg, S.R.; Mahrdt, C.R. 2012. Natural history notes: Bogertophis rosaliae (Baja California Rat Snake). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 43(4): 655.

Hunsaker, D. 1965. The ratsnake Elaphe rosaliae in Baja California. Herpetologica 21: 71-72.

Ottley, J.R.; Jacobsen, E.E. 1983. Pattern and coloration of juvenile Elaphe rosaliae with notes on natural history. Journal of Herpetology 17(2): 189-191.

Price, R. 1990. Bogertophis rosaliae. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 498: 1-3.

Bogertophis subocularis

Axtell, R.W.; Webb, R.G. 1963. New records for reptiles from Chihuahua, Mexico, with comments on sympatry between two species of Cnemidophorus. Southwestern Naturalist 8: 50-51.

Bartz, H. 1988. The care and breeding of Elaphe subocularis. Snake Keeper 2(8): 7-8.

Bartz, H. 1989. Keeping and breeding Elaphe subocularis in the terrarium. Litteratura Serpentium (English Edition) 9(2): 80-82.

Brown, A.E. 1901. A new Species of Coluber from western Texas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 53: 492-495.

Buford, T.; Hammock, R.; Berkshier, S.; Graham, S.P. 2018. Natural history notes: Masticophis flagellum (Coachwhip). Diet. Herpetological Review 49(3): 550.

Campbell, J.A. 1972. Reproduction in captive trans-pecos ratsnakes, Elaphe subocularis. Herpetological Review 4(4): 129-130.

Conant, R. 1965. Miscellaneous notes and comments on toads, lizards, and snakes from Mexico. American Museum Novitates 2205: 1-38.

Cranston, T. 1993. The natural history and captive husbandry of the Trans-Pecos Rat Snake (Bogertophis subocularis). Vivarium (Lakeside) 4(5): 18-21.

Dial, B.E. 1965. Pattern and coloration in juveniles of two west Texas Elaphe. Herpetologica 21: 75-78.

Hingley, K.J. 1987. Snakes of the genus Elaphe. Their care and breeding in captivity. Part 2. Snake Keeper 1(2): 8-11.

Hribal, J.; Holanova, V. 2007. The Trans-pecos Ratsnake: Elaphe (Bogertophis) subocularis. Reptilia (GB) 54: 78-83.

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1965. Opinion 745. Coluber subocularis Brown, 1901 (Reptilia): validated under the plenary powers. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 22: 182-183.

Jacob, J.S. 1980. Heart rate-ventilatory response to seven terrestrial species of North American snakes. Herpetologica 36(4): 326-335.

Jameson, D.L. 1957. Extension of the range of the Davis Mountain rat snake. Herpetologica 13: 80.

Lewis, T.H. 1948. Elaphe sclerotica in New Mexico. Herpetologica 4(6): 223.

Liner, E.A.; Chaney, A.H.; Johnson, R.M. 1982. Geographic distribution: Elaphe subocularis (Trans-Pecos Rat Snake). Herpetological Review 13(2): 52-53.

Malone, J.H. 2001. Geographic distribution: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Rat Snake). Herpetological Review 32(2): 122.

Moll, E.O.; Rubio, M. 2006. XIV. Bogertophis subocularis (Brown, 1901), Trans-pecos Ratsnake. Sonoran Herpetologist 19(10): 110-114.

Moon, B.R.; Rabatsky, A.M. 2004. Natural history notes: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Rat Snake). Prey. Herpetological Review 35(2): 175.

Morgan, D.R. 1984. The captive maintenance and reproduction of the trans-pecos ratsnake (Elaphe subocularis) at the Transvaal Snake Park. Herptile 9(4): 118-121.

Niederhauser, R. 1984. Zuchterfolg bei der selten gehaltenen Transpecos-Natter Elaphe subocularis. Herpetofauna (Weinstadt) 6(31): 31-34.

Pauly, G.B.; Laduc, T.J. 2009. Natural history notes: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-pecos Ratsnake). Arboreality. Herpetological Review 40(1): 93.

Price, M.S. 2009. Geographic distribution: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-pecos Ratsnake). USA: Texas. Herpetological Review 40(1): 113.

Rhoads, D.D. 2012. Natural history notes: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Ratsnake). Unusual behavior during feeding. Herpetological Review 43(1): 71-72.

Rhoads, D.D. 2016. Herpetoculture notes: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Ratsnake). Mosaicism. Herpetological Review 47(2): 241-242.

Rhoads, D.D. 2016. Natural history notes: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Ratsnake). Diet and foraging behavior. Herpetological Review 47(3): 473.

Rhoads, D.D. 2017. Natural history notes: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Ratsnake). Microhabitat use. Herpetological Review 48(1): 204.

Rhoads, D.D.; Salmon, G.T. 2012. A much-belated obituary of an important American zoo collector, with discussion of the type locality for Bogertophis subocularis and Lampropeltis alterna. Herpetological Review 43(2): 270-273.

Rocha, A.; Mata-Silva, V.; Johnson, J.D. 2014. Natural history notes: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Ratsnake). Maximum movement. Herpetological Review 45(1): 140.

Rocha, A.; Mata-Silva, V.; Johnson, J.D.; Lukefahr, W.D. 2013. Natural history notes: Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Ratsnake). Overwintering behavior. Herpetological Review 44(3): 517-518.

Sawyer, M.W.; Baccus, J.T. 1996. Movement ecology and thermal biology of Bogertophis subocularis from Texas (Serpentes: Colubridae). Southwestern Naturalist 41(2): 182-186.

Schmidt, K.P. 1925. Note on Elaphe subocularis (Brown). Copeia 1925(148): 87, 88.

Smith, D.B.; Gregory, H.L. 1983. Life history notes: Elaphe subocularis (Trans-Pecos Rat Snake). Coloration. Herpetological Review 14(2): 47.

Smith, H.M. 1941. Notes on Mexican snakes of the genus Elaphe. Copeia 1941(3): 132.

Spinner, L. 2017. Die Sanftmütige aus dem Wüstengebirge. Haltung und Nachzucht der Trans-Pecos-Rattennatter. Terraria-Elaphe 2017(63): 32-36.

Switak, K.H. 1985. Leben in der Wüste. Die Trans-Pecos-Natter, Elaphe subocularis. Aquarium (Minden) 19(192): 313-316.

Switak, K.H. 2004. Nordamerikanische Kletternattern. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 57(12): 68-72.

Tryon, B.W. 1976. Second generation reproduction and courtship behavior in the Trans-Pecos rattlesnake, Elaphe subocularis. Herpetological Review 7(4): 156-157.

Webb, R.G. 1961. Notes on some amphibians and reptiles from northern Mexico. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 63: 289-298.

Webb, R.G.; Ferguson, G.M. 1986. Morphological variation in the Trans-Pecos Rat Snake (Elaphe subocularis). Southwestern Naturalist 31(1): 118-121.

Weir, J. 1992. Bogertophis subocularis, the Trans-Pecos ratsnake - notes on natural history, captive care and reproductive biology. Herptile 17(1): 28-38.

Worthington, R.D. 1981. Elaphe subocularis. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 268 [1980]: 1-2.