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Isla Santa Catalina Kingsnake (Lampropeltis catalinensis)

Created: July 9th, 2010 - 11:07 PM
Last Modified: December 12th, 2013 - 10:33 AM
Entered by: Brian Hubbs
Record 50112
Country:
Mexico
State:
Baja California Sur
County:
Loreto
Time:
1921-06-12 00:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
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Method:
Debris flipping
Habitat:
organ cactus, barrel cactus, desert brush, rocks, sand
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Notes

Found by John Van Denburgh and J. R. Slevin in 1921. I wasn't there, I just took the pictures, after finding my way to the Academy of Sciences and paying $18 to park (I hate big cities). This shouldn't be a separate species. It is a getula, and most likely just a splendida morph. But, it IS historically important, and I think these may be the nicest published photos of the snake in existence, so enjoy looking at a "one of a kind" individual.
Photos by Brian Hubbs GPS is approximate, meaning...I haven't got any idea where that thing "was dug out of a dead cactus"...

Vouchers

Specimen deposited at California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Comments

Posted by Brian Hubbs on Dec 12, 2013 at 10:31 AM

I knew that. I own that paper. I'll remove that part or edit it. BTW, when you google the name of this snake + images, the only images you will find are MINE.

Posted by Chris Harrison on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM

oh...and there are photos of this snake in the Blaney paper.
Not as nice as yours, of course.

Posted by Jason Jones on Jul 14, 2010 at 06:38 AM

"Habitat: rocky desert island"....seriously? Nice Hubbs.

Posted by Brian Hubbs on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:08 PM

LOL

Posted by Chris Harrison on Jul 10, 2010 at 11:59 AM

This is pretty sad Brian. You are really grasping at straws now!