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|Exact locality, based on specimen(s) or photographs examined|
|Exact locality, based on literature record believed valid|
|Approximate locality based on specimen(s) or photographs examined|
|Approximate locality based on literature record believed valid|
|County record only, based on specimens or photographs examined|
|County record only, based on literature report believed valid|
|?||Questionable and/or problematic record|
Of the three subspecies of Scarletsnake
listed by Crother et al. (2012), only C.
c. copei (Northern Scarletsnake) occurs in Tennessee (Conant and Collins
Scarletsnakes have been found across the state from the Blue Ridge Mountains in
the east to the Mississippi Alluvial Plain in the west, but records are
conspicuously lacking in much of West Tennessee, most of Middle Tennessee, and
the counties of upper East Tennessee.
Despite this lack of records, the species has been reported from several
localities north of the Tennessee border in Kentucky (Meade 1991).
Museum Records by Counties:
UMMZ 84439. Decatur—KU 2473.
34930; KU 137762. Knox—UTKVZC
Stewart—APSU 166, 239, 3706; UL 2731.
Literature Sources by Counties:
Blount—King (1939), Huheey and Stupka (1967).
Cumberland—Williams and Wilson
Rodarmor (1967), Cameron and McCrady (1978), Miller et al. (2005).
Hardeman—Williams and Wilson
(1967), Norton (1971), Norton and Harvey
Monroe—Johnson (1958), Williams and Wilson (1967).
Sevier—Huheey and Stupka (1967).
Wilson—Jordan et al. (1968),
Jordan (1986), Niemiller et al. (2011).
Questionable and/or Erroneous Records:
Conservation Status: None.
Posted: 11 May 2009
Latest Revison: 21 July 2011