Lampropeltis abnorma

Lampropeltis abnorma


Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Lampropeltis
Subspecies: Lampropeltis abnorma



Lampropeltis abnorma (Bocourt, 1886)

  • Holotype: MNHN-RA 1888.0129, adult ♀, collected by M.F.Bocourt.
  • Type locality: “Haute Vera Paz”, Mexico.


  • Coronella formosa abnorma Bocourt, 1886: pl. 39 [nomen novum]
  • Lampropeltis triangulum abnormaSmith, 1942: 246


  • Coronella formosa var. anomala Bocourt, 1886: 614 [nomen praeocupatum]
    • Holotype: MNHN-RA 1888.0129, adult ♀, collected by M.F.Bocourt.
    • Type locality: “Haute Vera Paz”.
  • Coronella formosa oligozona Bocourt, 1886
    • Lectotype: MNHN 6083, adult ♂, collected by F. Sumichrast, date unknown. [designated by Williams (1978)]
    • Type locality: “Tehuantepec” and “western slopes of Guatemala”.
  • Lampropeltis polyzona blanchardi Stuart, 1935
    • Holotype: USNM 68239, young ♂, collected by F.M. Gaige on 13 February 1930.
    • Type locality: “Valladolid Trail near Chichen Itzá, Yucatan, Mexico”.
  • Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis Williams, 1978: 212
    • Holotype: AMNH 12676, adult ♀, collected on 15 August 1916, collector unknown.
    • Type locality: “Cukra, Departmento de Zelaya, Nicaragua”.
  • Lampropeltis triangulum stuarti Williams, 1978: 217
    • Holotype: SMF 43166, adult ♀, collected by E. Fischer and R. Mertens on 17 October 1950.
    • Type locality: “Finca Los Cedros (100 m), Tecla, Departamento La Libertad, El Salvador”.



Primary references

  • Bocourt, M.F. 1886. In Duméril, A., Bocourt, M.F. & Mocquard, F. (1870-1909). Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv, 1-1012. In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Volume 3. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Imprimerie: Paris.
  • Smith, H.M. 1942. Remarks on the Mexican king snakes of the triangulum group. Proc. Rochester Academy of Science 8(4): 196–207.
  • Williams, K.L. 1978. Systematics and natural history of the American milk snake Lampropeltis triangulum. Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions In Biology And Geology 2. 258 pp. Reference page
  • Ruane, S., Bryson, Jr., R.W., Pyron, R.A. & Burbrink, F.T. 2014. Coalescent Species Delimitation in Milksnakes (genus Lampropeltis) and Impacts on Phylogenetic Comparative Analyses. Systematic Biology 63(2): 231–250. DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syt099   Reference page

Vernacular names

English: Guatemalan Milksnake