Lampropeltis nigra (Yarrow) – Eastern Black Kingsnake
Lampropeltis getula (Linnaeus) – Common Kingsnake

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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: Lampropeltis nigra, formally a subspecies of Lampropeltis getula, was elevated to full species by Pyron and Burbrink (2009a) and is listed as a monotypic taxon by Crother et al. (2012).

Distribution:  The Eastern Black Kingsnake has been documented throughout all of Tennessee, except for the extreme northeastern counties. 

Museum Records by Counties:  AndersonUMMZ 115686; USNM 307590; UTKVZC 4443, 7022. BentonAPSU 5534, 13305, 15721, 15722; USNM 855441. BlountGSMNP 4006, 4007, 4012, 10904; UTKVZC 4445, 6661. CampbellMCZ 178251; UTKVZC 3458. CarrollAPSU 18161. CheathamAPSU 3539, 19286. ClaiborneAPSU 19140.  CoffeeAPSU 17669. CrockettAPSU 18952, 18972, 19038.  CumberlandKU 74114-74119, 74121. DavidsonAPSU 2257, 2319, 2908, 3336, 5478; CMNH 11463; USNM 310978. DeKalbLSUMZ 19017, 19018; SIUC R-1873, uncataloged (5 specimens); TTU 166, 167. DicksonAPSU 2260, 2698, 3155, 15711. DyerAPSU 19455.  FayetteAPSU 15210-15220, 15714, 16104, 16694. FranklinMCZ 60854. GilesAUM 6004.  GrundyAPSU 19072.  HamblenUSNM 226574.  HancockNLU 17630. HardemanAPSU 15718, 16862, 16872, 16873; CMNH 16797; UMMZ 134152-134156. HawkinsUSNM 291902. HaywoodAPSU 18242. HendersonUMMZ 230351. HenryUTKVZC 3941. HickmanLSUMZ 43994. HoustonAPSU 17572, 17701. JacksonTTU 942. KnoxMCZ 204; UTKVCZ 2093, 4194, 4774, 4775, 6543. LakeAPSU 13322; KU 21806, 206543; USNM 103099. LauderdaleAPSU 19195.  LawrenceAPSU 19415.  LewisAPSU 15709, 15710. LincolnLSUMZ 47036. MarshallAPSU 19241.  MauryCMNH 72252. McMinnLSUMZ 19012, 48412. McNairyAPSU 12357. MonroeLSUMZ 19020; USNM 297273, RH78-185. MontgomeryAPSU  2122, 3123, 3124, 3263, 3307, 5074, 5159, 5160, 5162, 5264, 5265. ObionAPSU 2246, 2346, 2355, 13304, 13329, 19641; USNM 307589. OvertonTTU uncataloged (1 specimens). PerryAPSU 4338. PolkLSUMZ 19013-19016, 38727, 38765-38767, 38910. PutnamLSUMZ 19019, 34926; TTU 331, 880. RobertsonAPSU 18026. ScottNLU 19251. SevierGSMNP 4008; USNM 169328. ShelbyAPSU 11892-11894, 12354, 12358, 12377, 12416, 12935, 13306, 13312, 13318, 13320, 13321, 13330, 15712, 15713, 15838, 15839, 16693; UMMZ 210808-210817, 218827, 218828. StewartAPSU 529, 637, 640, 657, 687, 688, 708, 741, 907, 959, 2111, 15705, 18109, 18110; LSUMZ 35408; UTKVZC 4649. SumnerAPSU 19733; USNM 2362, 87313, 323235.  WeakleyAPSU 13319.  WilliamsonAPSU 19492.  WilsonAPSU 15723; SIUC R-1872; TTU 520, 537, 542, 571, 576; USNM 292697; UTKVZC 2325. 

Literature Sources by Counties:  AndersonJohnson (1964), Byrd and Jenkins (1996), Jenkins and Byrd (1997), Colwell (1999), Jenkins, et al. (2001), Hubbs (2009). Faust and Blomquist (2011), Weber and Ennen (2013).  BedfordReynolds and Niemiller (2013c).  BentonParker (1948), Hubbs (2009). BlountKing (1939), Huheey and Stupka (1967), Tilley and Huheey (2001), Hubbs (2009). CampbellHubbs (2009) CheathamHubbs (2009), Smith (2009), Hopkins (2013).  ChesterEndsley (1954).  ClaiborneDaniels et al. (2012).  CoffeeMiller et al. (2005), Neimiller (2005), Hubbs (2009). CumberlandBlaney (1977), Hubbs (2009).  DavidsonHubbs (2009).  DeKalbHarris (1967), Hubbs (2009). DicksonJacob (1981), Hubbs (2009).  Dyer—Colvin and Dennison (2014b).  FayetteHubbs (2009).  FranklinMcCrady and Rodarmor (1967), Cameron and McCrady (1978), Hubbs (2009). GilesHubbs (2009).  GrundyCantrell et al. (2011).  HamblenHubbs (2009).  HamiltonWilson et al. (2012).  HancockHubbs (2009).  HardemanNorton and Harvey (1975), Hubbs (2009) HawkinsHubbs (2009).  HaywoodStanley (2005). HenryBlanchard (1921, 1922), Hubbs (2009).  HickmanHubbs (2009).  HoustonSmith (1959), Hubbs (2009).  JacksonHubbs (2009).  KnoxBlanchard (1921), Blaney (1977), Hubbs (2009). LakeParker (1948), Hubbs (2009). LauderdaleColvin and Hendren (2013).  LawrenceClark and Foster (2013).  LewisHubbs (2009).  LincolnHubbs (2009).  MarshallFoster et al. (2013).  MauryHubbs (2009).  McMinnBlaney (1977), Hubbs (2009).  MeigsJohnson (1958), Blaney (1977), Hubbs (2009).  MonroeHubbs (2009).  MontgomeryScott (1967), Scott and Snyder (1968), Zirkle (1993), Hubbs (2009). ObionRhoads (1895), Blanchard (1921, 1922), Parker (1937a, 1948), Hubbs (2009). OvertonGentry (1941), DeLotelle (1976), Hubbs (2009). PerryHubbs (2009). PolkAsh (1945), Blaney (1977), Hubbs (2009) PutnamHubbs (2009) RoaneJohnson (1964), Hubbs (2009).  RobertsonHubbs (2009).  RutherfordSpiess (2004), Niemiller et al. (2011), Green and Cobb (2011b).  ScottHubbs (2009) SevierHuheey and Stupka (1967), Hubbs (2009). ShelbyParker (1941, 1948), Hassell (1961), Hubbs (2009). StewartJacob (1981), Davenport (2005), Davenport and Scott (2009), Hubbs (2009). SumnerYarrow (1882), Cope (1900), Blanchard (1921), Hubbs (2009). UnionReynolds and Niemiller (2013c).  Van BurenReynolds and Niemiller (2013c).  WeakleyParker (1948), Hubbs (2009). WilliamsonCromwell and Foster (2014).  WilsonJordan, et al. (1968), Jordan (1986), Niemiller et al. (2011), Hubbs (2009). 

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None. 

Conservation Status: None.

Posted: 26 June 2009

Latest Revision: 11 August 2016


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