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Snakes Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes. Keeled and Divided Anal Northern Brownsnake Northern Red-bellied Snake Black Ratsnake * Common Watersnake.

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1 Snakes Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes

2 Keeled and Divided Anal Northern Brownsnake Northern Red-bellied Snake Black Ratsnake * Common Watersnake Rough Greensnake Eastern Smooth Earthsnake * Mountain Earthsnake Queen Snake Hog-nosed Snake

3 Keeled and Single Eastern Gartersnake Common Ribbonsnake Northern Pinesnake Northern Copperhead Timber Rattlesnake

4 Smooth and Divided Northern Ring-necked Snake Eastern Wormsnake Black Racer Smooth Greensnake

5 Smooth and Single Northern Milksnake Eastern Kingsnake Eastern Black Kingsnake

6 Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Colubridae

7 Northern Brownsnake Storeria d. dekayi Anal plate divided Keeled scales Dots on the dorsal Slight dorsal stripe with dots bordering it Photo by: Jeff Davis

8 Northern Red-bellied Snake Storeria o. occipitomaculata Anal plate divided Keeled scales Belly glossy or red 15 scale rows Light area behind the eye Three spots on back of the neck

9 Eastern Smooth Earthsnake Virginia v. valeriae Divided anal plate Smooth scales Brown or green Very small head Row of dots longitudinal down body earth_eastern_smooth.jpg

10 Mountain Earthsnake Virginia valeriae pulchra Divided anal plate Weakly keeled scales No pattern on dorsal

11 Eastern Wormsnake Smooth scales 13 scale rows Small pinkish or brown snake with no pattern or spots Eyes and head small Very pointy end on tail Carphophis a. amoenus

12 Common Ribbonsnake Thamnophis s. sauritus Anal plate single Keeled scales 3 stripes on dorsal Clear belly Stripes on scale rows 3 and 4 Photo by: Zach Felix

13 Eastern Gartersnake Thamnophis s. sirtalis Anal plate single Keeled scales Spots on the ventral scutes along the sides Lines on scale rows 2 and 3

14 Queen Snake Regina septemvittata Anal plate divided Keeled strongly Light stripe along sides Dark stripes on the belly Photo by: John White

15 Common Watersnake Nerodia s. sipedon Anal plate divided Strongly keeled scales Brown blotches on the dorsal Belly yellowish

16 Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos Scales keeled Anal plate divided Snout turned up Photo by: Jeff Humphries

17 Black Ratsnake Elaphe o. obsoleta Anal plate divided Weakly keeled scales Black snake Completely black

18 Eastern Milksnake Lampropeltis t. triangulum Anal plate single Smooth scales Dorsal color brown Red blotches edged in black Belly checkered with black and white

19 Eastern Kingsnake Lampropeltis g. getula Single anal plate Smooth scales Dorsal black with yellow bands Belly yellow and black Crossbands that fork on the sides

20 Eastern Black Kingsnake Lampropeltis g. niger Single anal plate Smooth scales Dorsal color black with yellow spots Belly yellow with black markings Mostly black snake with hints of orange and yellow

21 Rough Greensnake Opheodrys a. aestivus Anal plate divided Keeled scales Tail really really long Slender Belly lighter than dorsal color

22 Smooth Greensnake Opheodrys vernalis Divided anal plate Smooth scales Long slender black snake (green when alive) Not as big as the black racer

23 Northern Black Racer Coluber c. constrictor Divided anal plate Smooth scales Black snake With a white throat Photo by: John White

24 Northern Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus edwardsii Divided anal plate Smooth glossy scales Black with yellow or orange belly Ring around the neck

25 Northern Pinesnake Pituophis m. melanoleucus Single anal plate Keeled scales Black blotches Big snake Ventral is white

26 Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Viperidae

27 Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus One row of scales after the cloaca Pits Horny rattle or button

28 Northern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen One row of scales after the cloaca Pits Has bands that are hourglass shaped

29 Review of Orders and Families

30 Order: Caudata Family: Cryptobranchidae Family: Proteidae Family: Ambystomatidae Family: Salamandridae Family: Plethodontidae

31 Order: Anura Family: Pelobatidae Family: Bufonidae Family: Hylidae Family: Ranidae

32 Order: Testudines Family: Chelydridae Family: Kinosternidae Family: Emydidae Family: Trionychidae

33 Order: Squamata Suborder: Lacertillia Family: Phrynosomatidae Family: Teiidae Family: Scincidae

34 Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Colubridae Family: Viperidae


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