A New Species of Snake in the Genus Contia (Squamata: Colubridae) from California and Oregon

@article{Feldman2010ANS,
  title={A New Species of Snake in the Genus Contia (Squamata: Colubridae) from California and Oregon},
  author={C. Feldman and Richard F. Hoyer},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2010},
  volume={2010},
  pages={254 - 267}
}
  • C. Feldman, Richard F. Hoyer
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Copeia
  • Abstract We describe Contia longicaudae, a new colubroid snake from California and Oregon, USA. Because C. longicaudae differs only subtly from the nominate species, C. tenuis, it has long been overlooked. However, genetic and morphological data readily distinguish C. longicaudae as distinct from C. tenuis. Contia longicaudae is genetically cohesive, possesses a greater number of caudal scales, a proportionately longer tail, and tends to be larger overall with more pronounced dorso-lateral… CONTINUE READING
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