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 Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer catanifer)




Pacific Gopher Snake | Pituophis catenifer-catanifer photo
Pacific Gopher snake at the intersection of the Meadow Trail and Spring Trail.

Photograph by Dawn Endico from Menlo Park, California. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

PACIFIC GOPHER SNAKE FACTS

Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Serpentes)
Family:Colubridae
Genus:Pituophis
Species:catenifer catanifer
Common Name:Pacific Gopher Snake


Relatives in same Genus
  Sonoran Gopher Snake (P. catenifer affinis)
  Great Basin Gopher Snake (P. catenifer deserticola)
  Bullsnake (P. catenifer sayi)
  Pine Snake (P. melanoleucus)