Thamnophis postremus

Scientific name:
Thamnophis postremus

Dutch name:
Tepalcatepec Valley kousebandslang

English name:
Tepalcatepec Valley garter snake

German name:
Mexikanische Tiefland-Strumpfbandnatter

Subspecies:
None

Range:
The Tepalcatepec valley in Michoacán, Mexico and the south-west of Lake Chapala.
(Maybe also east of this valley in the Balsas Basin in Guerrero).

Habitat:
Tropical lowland areas that are fairly dry. They were found there, including in forests and in areas with a lot of bushes. Waters which dry up they seem to avoid, even though there are reproducing frogs living there.

Food:
Fish and amphibians.

Reproduction:
Little data is available. A female gave birth to 25 young (June 20), which had a length of about 17-18 cm.

Terrarium:
No data available.

Specifics:
This species is on average about 50 cm long with a maximum of about 60 cm.
Occurs at altitudes between 250 and 1067 meters.

Was originally described as Thamnophis cyrtopsis postremusSMITH 1942.
A few years later as Thamnophis eques postremus SCHMIDT 1947.
Since a few years they are named Thamnophis postremus Rossman et al 1996.

 


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