Tantilla coronata Baird and Girard – Southeastern Crowned Snake
Tantilla coronata Baird 
and Girard – Southeastern Crowned Snake

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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: No subspecies are recognized for the Southeastern Crowned Snake (Crother et al. 2012). 

Distribution: Southeastern Crowned Snakes are known from scattered localities across Tennessee from the North Carolina border to the Mississippi River.  Areas in the state where records are noticeably absent include much of West Tennessee, the southern and northern tier counties (excepting Stewart) of Middle Tennessee, and most of upper East Tennessee. 

Museum Records by Counties: Anderson—KU 68947.  Benton—LSUMZ 35410, 35411; UMMZ 53118.  Blount—GSMNP 4088, 4089, 10913-10915; USNM 164845, 164846, 164853-164855.  Bradley—FLMNH 10764.  Coffee—MTSU 91S.  Cumberland—AMNH R-81566, R-81567.  Davidson—USNM 23910.  Decatur—KU 2472, 211256.  Hamilton—MTSU 118S.  Hardeman—APSU 12966.  Henry—UMMZ 53387.  Hickman—APSU 19328.  Knox—UTKVZC 3456.  McMinn—FLMNH 10765.  Monroe—FLMNH 10763.  Polk—FLMNH 10762.  Rhea—FLMNH 10761.  Rutherford—APSU 19689; MTSU 30S, 105S.  Sevier—GSMNP 4087, 4090-4094; NLU 10524, 12022; USNM 164847-164852.  Shelby—APSU 13968, 13969.  Stewart—APSU 101, 167.  Warren—TTU 169.  Wilson—AMNH R-116350; MTSU 25S, 26S; NCSM 8933; TTU 71, 398, 533, 578. 

Literature Sources by Counties: Benton—Blanchard (1922), Parker (1948).  Blount—Schwartz (1953), Huheey and Stupka (1967).  Chester—Endsley (1954).  Coffee—Miller et al. (2005).  Franklin—McCrady and Rodarmor (1967), Cameron and McCrady (1978).  Hamilton—Miller (1996).  Hardeman—Parker (1948), Norton and Harvey (1975).  Henry—Blanchard (1922).  Hickman—Foster et al. (2013).  Polk—Ash (1945).  Rutherford—Miller (1991), Niemiller et al. (2011).   Sevier—King (1939), Wilder (1951), Schwartz (1953), Huheey and Stupka (1967), Tilley and Huheey (2001).   Wilson—Jordan et al. (1968), Jordan (1986), Niemiller et al. (2011). 

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None. 

Conservation Status: None. 

Posted: 24 June 2009

Latest Revision: 16 May 2016


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