Coluber flagellum Shaw – Coachwhip
Coluber flagellum Shaw  Coachwhip

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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
     Type locality
?      Questionable and/or problematic record

Taxonomy: Of the seven subspecies of Coachwhip listed by Crother et al. (2012), only M. f. flagellum (Eastern Coachwhip)occurs in Tennessee (Conant and Collins 1998). 

Distribution: In Tennessee, the Coachwhip appears restricted to the southwestern corner of the state where it has been documented in three of the southern tier counties. 

Museum Records by Counties: Hardeman—APSU 14809. McNairy—APSU 13363. Shelby—APSU 13349. 

Literature Sources by Counties: Hardeman—Gentry (1956), Norton and Harvey (1975).  McNairy—Parker (1948). 

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None. 

Conservation Status: None.

Posted: 3 October 2008

Latest Revision: 29 June 2009


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