Virginia striatula (Linnaeus) – Rough Earthsnake
Virginia striatula (Linnaeus) – Rough Earthsnake

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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 of this taxon are recognized (Crother et al. 2012). 

Distribution: The Rough Earthsnake is known only from a few counties in southwestern Tennessee, with most records coming from the metropolitan Memphis area. 

Museum Records by Counties: Fayette—APSU 14080.  Perry—APSU 12238.  Shelby—APSU 12217, 12219, 12222, 12223, 12225, 12226, 12228, 12231-12234, 12236, 12345-12353, 12404, 12405, 12413-12415, 12571, 12573, 12575-12578, 12580, 12631-12633, 12712-12714, 12739-12741, 12754-12759, 12765, 12797-12799, 12970, 12971, 12975-12977, 12979, 14057-14060, 14062-14071, 14075-14079, 14086, 15797, 15798, 15800, 16201-16205, 16674, 17138, 17140, 17141, 17145, 17150-17152, 17156-17159, 17161, 17164, 17165, 17376;  UMMZ 84406. 

Literature Sources by Counties: Fayette—Parker (1948).  Hardeman—Norton and Harvey (1975).  Shelby—Parker (1948). 

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: One specimen originally in the Memphis State University Collection, but now in the Austin Peay State University Collection (APSU 12238) was collected from Anderson Cave in Perry County.  The identification of the specimen is correct.  Because we were not able to locate an Anderson Cave in Perry County the record was plotted as a question mark. 

Conservation Status: None. 

Posted: 17 September 2008

Latest Revision: 29 June 2009


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