Storeria dekayi (Holbrook) – Dekay's Brownsnake
Storeria dekayi (Holbrook) – DeKay's Brownsnake

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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: Crother et al. (2012) recognized four subspecies of Storeria dekayi, two of which occur in Tennessee (Conant and Collins 1998).

Distribution: According to Conant and Collins (1998), S. d. wrightorum (Midland Brownsnake) occurs across most of Tennessee.  Their distribution map indicates intergradient populations of S. d. wrightorum and S. d. dekayi (Northern Brownsnake) in the southeastern quarter of the state.  Verified records of the species are lacking for several areas of the state, especially northeastern Tennessee.

Museum Records by Counties: Anderson—UTKVZC 4431.  Blount—AMNH R-69097; GSMNP 10909-10911; USNM 489452, 489453; UTKVZC 6662.  Campbell—UTKVZC 2414.   Cannon—MTSU 87S.  Carroll—LSUMZ 43970, 43987.  Cheatham—APSU 3543, 3546, 4334, 4335.   Chester—LSUMZ 43986.  Claiborne—USNM 2210.  Coffee—MTSU 57S, 173S.  Crockett—APSU 19494.  Cumberland—MSU 1176.  DeKalb—SIU R-4022, Uncataloged (3 specimens).  Dickson—APSU 2655, 2676, 3146, 18129.  Dyer—APSU 12709, 12710.  Franklin—USNM 55921.   Gibson—APSU 18881.  Hamilton—MTSU 102S, 126S.  Hardeman—APSU 17540; UMMZ 99233.  Hardin—APSU 19597.  Hickman—APSU 19379.  Humphreys—SIU R-4189.  Knox—APSU 5662; LSUMZ 39007, 39028-39030, 39849, 39850, 39904; UMMZ 55296, 55297, 66725; USNM 226580, 517302; UTKVZC 3469-3473, 4797, 4893, 4894, 3474B, 3475B.  Lake—APSU 2059, 13935-13941; MoSU R3688; UIMNH 31684.  Lauderdale—APSU 19410.  Lewis—APSU 19352.  Lincoln—APSU 19760.  Madison—APSU 16885; LSUMZ 43955; UMMZ 72256.  Maury—APSU 19341.  McNairy—APSU 19545.  McMinn—FLMNH 118061.  Meigs—FLMNH 118058.  Monroe—FLMNH 118055, 118057, 118059, 118060; USNM 330123, USNM (RH 81-278); UTKVZC 3419, 3420.   Montgomery—APSU 2064, 2068, 2079, 2599, 2753, 5432, 5626, 5627, 5630, 5741, 6112.  Obion—APSU 2732, 3010, 3485, 13956; KU 150975-150980; MoSU R2931, R2932; SIU R-3410, R-4024; UIMNH 22, 23; UL 4289.   Perry—APSU 16197, 18027.  Polk—FLMNH 118054; USNM 306224, 306225.  Putnam—TTU 870, 897.  Roane—FLMNH 118053; TTU 170; UMMZ 56366.  Scott—FLMNH 118056.  Sevier—GSMNP 4070-4075;  UL 2261; UMMZ 142249.  Shelby—APSU 12240, 12241, 12243, 12406, 12708, 12751, 13897-13932, 13942, 13947-13955, 13959, 14061, 15955-15960, 16658, 16662, 16663, 16669, 16672.  Stewart—APSU 227, 571, 597, 3693, 3707, 3755, 5039, 18073.  Union—APSU 19182.  WarrenTTU Uncataloged (l specimen).

Literature Sources by Counties: Anderson—Johnson (1964), Byrd and Jenkins (1996), Jenkins et al. (2001).  Blount—King (1939), Huheey and Stupka (1967).  Cheatham—Smith (2009).  Chester—Trapido (1944), Endsley (1954).  Claiborne—Cope (1900), Trapido (1944).  Coffee—Miller et al. (2005), Neimiller (2005).  Decatur—Trapido (1944).  DeKalb—Harris (1967).  Franklin—McCrady and Rodarmor (1967), Cameron and McCrady (1978).  Hamilton—Miller (1996).  Hardeman—Trapido (1944), Norton (1971), Norton and Harvey (1975).  Hardin—Barton et al. (2015).  Haywood—Stanley (2005).  Hickman—Foster et al. (2013).  Knox—Trapido (1944).  Lake—Trapido (1944).  Lauderdale—Flaherty et al. (2013d).  Lewis—Flaherty et al. (2013a).  Lincoln—McFerrin and Ennen (2017).  Madison—Trapido (1944), Norton (1971).   Marion—Wilson et al. (2012).  Maury—Foster et al. (2013).  McNairy—Butterfield et al. (2015).  Montgomery—Scott (1967), Scott and Snyder (1968), Zirkle (1993).  Obion—Trapido (1944), Parker (1937a, 1948).  Polk—Ash (1945).  Roane—Krumholz (1954), Johnson (1964).  Sevier—King (1939), Huheey and Stupka (1967), Pitts (2015b).  Shelby—Parker (1948), Hassell (1961), Davis et al. (2012).  Stewart—Rozelle (1999), Davenport (2005), Davenport and Scott (2009).  Sumner—Yarrow (1882), Cope (1900).  Union—Nelson et al. (2012).   

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None.

Conservation Status: None.

Posted: 7 July 2010

Latest Revision: 22 May 2017


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