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








Genus
Storeria

North American Brown Snakes

Nordamerikanische Braunnattern

Nordamerikanske Brunsnoge*

1853 Storeria Girard (type species: Tropidonotus dekayi Holbrook 1842)
1854 Ischnognathus Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril (type species: Tropidonotus dekayi Holbrook 1842)
1888 Hemigenius Dugès (type species: Hemigenius variabilis Dugès 1888)
Contents: 5 species, of which 3 (60.0%) are endemic.
Distribution: North America, N. Central America.
Reported from: Canada (Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia [incl. Cape Breton Island], Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan), Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Zacatecas), USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York [incl. Long Island], North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming).

Storeria dekayi

Common Brown Snake, (Dekay's Brown Snake, Dekay's Snake)

Nördliche Braunnatter

Nordamerikansk Brunsnog

1842 Tropidonotus Dekayi Holbrook
Storeria dekayi Baird & Girard 1853
1885 Storeria tropica Cope
Storeria dekayi tropica Sabath & Sabath 1969
1888 Storeria dekayi anomala Dugès
1944 Storeria dekayi temporalineata Trapido
1944 Storeria dekayi texana Trapido
1944 Storeria dekayi wrightorum Trapido
1961 Storeria tropica limnetes Anderson
Storeria dekayi limnetes Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970

Other common names:
anomala: Dugès' Brown Snake
dekayi: Northern Brown Snake
limnetes: Marsh Brown Snake
temporalineata: Trapido's Brown Snake
texana: Texas Brown Snake
tropica: Tropical Brown Snake
wrightorum: Midland Brown Snake
Remarks: Previously included victa.
Introduced to: Bahamas (Little Bahama Bank).
Distribution: Canada (Ontario, Quebec), Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz), USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York [incl. Long Island], North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin).


Storeria hidalgoensis

Mexican Yellow-bellied Brown Snake, (Taylor's Brown Snake)

Gelbbauch-Braunnatter*

Gulbuget Brunsnog*

1942 Storeria hidalgoensis Taylor
Storeria occipitomaculata hidalgoensis Fugler 1956

Remarks: Status of hidalgoensis has been disputed. Previously regarded as a subspecies of occipitomaculata, then revalidated as a separate species by Flores-Villela (1993). More recently, it was synonymized with occipitomaculata again (Pyron, Hsieh, Lemmon, Lemmon & Hendry 2016), but this was refuted by Nevárez-de los Reyes, Lazcano, García-Padilla, Mata-Silva, Johnson & Wilson (2016).
Distribution: Mexico (Coahuila, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas).


Storeria occipitomaculata

North American Red-bellied Snake

Nordamerikanische Rotbauchnatter*

Nordamerikansk Rødbuget Snog

1839 Coluber occipito-maculatus Storer
Storeria occipitomaculata Cope 1900
1847 Coluber venustus Hallowell (Schmidt 1953)
1944 Storeria occipitomaculata obscura Trapido
1963 Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae Smith

Other common names:
obscura: Florida Red-bellied Snake
occipitomaculata: Northern Red-bellied Snake
pahasapae: Black Hills Red-bellied Snake
Remarks: See under hidalgoensis.
Distribution: Canada (Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia [incl. Cape Breton Island], Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan), USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York [incl. Long Island], North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming).


Storeria storerioides

Mexican Brown Snake

Mexicanische Braunnatter*

Mexicansk Brunsnog*

1865 Tropidoclonium storerioides Cope
Storeria storerioides Garman 1883
1888 Hemigenius variabilis Dugès (Smith & Taylor 1945)

Remarks: Sometimes misspelled storeroides.
Distribution: Mexico (Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Colima, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tlaxcala, Zacatecas).


Storeria victa

Florida Brown Snake

Florida-Braunnatter*

Florida-brunsnog*

1892 Storeria victa Hay
Storeria dekayi victa Neill 1950

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Christman (1980), followed by others (e.g., Turner 2003; Crother (ed.) 2008, 2012), although not all (e.g., Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014).
Distribution: USA (Florida, Georgia).