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Coast Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha ochrorhyncha)

Created: November 15th, 2007 - 10:54 PM
Last Modified: November 27th, 2011 - 04:52 PM
Entered by: Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad
Record 7547
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
San Diego County
Time:
2001-04-14 00:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
Method:
Rock flipping
Habitat:
Pine Rocky
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Light rain
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
5500.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

All 3 found under this rock... One Female and two males.. Its not uncommon to find multiple males with one female in the mountains, yet I have never seen this in other habitats where the night snake is found. This record is for the Large Female which are larger than males in most cases

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Comments

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Jun 30, 2010 at 10:39 PM

last i checked ssars was confused too..

Posted by Jonathan Hakim on Jun 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

You're right - I'm not sure where Gary came up with that.

Are far as nomenclature goes though, I thought the agreement was that we would just go with SSAR, and I like that idea better so that everything is in order instead of being really confusing (especially for newbies who don't know how to label it). I think it's clearer when everything that's the same subspecies has the same subspecies name being used.

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Jun 30, 2010 at 09:21 PM

Its not on the concern list anywhere I have seen or see. It is also not protected. I have no Idea where Gary got that conclusion. Maybe I
am missing something??

There is whole big debate over taxonomy of this snake, and Jeff and I have it listed as the OLD Taxonomy to bring attention to it..

Question is what species/sub species is the night snake now?? Depends on who you ask..

Posted by Jonathan Hakim on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:40 PM

I got it from here - look at the very very bottom:

http://www.californiaherps.com/info/herpinglaws.html

And since H.o.klauberi is in the database as "San Diego Nightsnake", I'm assuming that H.o.ochrorhyncha would have to be a different (probably Mexican) subspecies.

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Jun 30, 2010 at 07:55 PM

Where did you see the night snake on their list??

Posted by Jonathan Hakim on Jun 30, 2010 at 07:04 PM

Under current nomenclature, should this be Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha klauberi?

p.s. - I marked it because I just noticed that H.o. klauberi is considered a sensitive species by CA DF&G, so it'd be important to get these listed under the correct SSAR name.