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Lampropeltis nigra (Yarrow, 1882) - Eastern Black Kingsnake


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

County Map

County map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
County map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Historical locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical County Map

Historical county map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Historical county map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 8 April 2021.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Major Watersheds locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Native Status

Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake) has a total of 16 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 6 counties and 16 localities. There are a total of 12 collectors and 12 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 13 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1932 and its most recent collection year is 2020. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 22 and October 19, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Dunklin 2 2 2 2 2 1932 1936
Mississippi 2 2 3 2 2 1987 2011
New Madrid 2 2 3 2 2 1986 2020
Pemiscot 3 3 3 2 3 1934 1957
Scott 5 5 3 3 3 1995 2011
Stoddard 2 2 3 2 2 1938 2005

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Lampropeltis nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
4 Cape Girardeau Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
6 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Bluff Hills
9 Butler Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
11 Wayne Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Mississippi Alluvial Plain

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Squamata Oppel, 1811 - Lizards and Snakes
Suborder:
Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758 - Snakes
Family:
Colubridae Oppel, 1811 - Typical Harmless Snakes
Genus:
Lampropeltis Fitzinger, 1843 - Kingsnakes and Milksnakes
Species:
Lampropeltis nigra (Yarrow, 1882) - Eastern Black Kingsnake

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)