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Thamnophis proximus

Western Ribbon Snake

Venomous ?💀? Unclear dangerousness ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 123 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2600 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Thamnophis proximus  ALABAMA Chintokchákkosi, BILOXI NdÉsi Kdè'xi, CAJUN FRENCH Serpent D'eau, CENTRAL NAHUATL Acoate, CENTRAL TARAHUMARA Baka Ra Chi, Baku Suri, Macarachi, CHICKASAW Sinti' Okchamali', Sintokchama'li, CHOCTAW Pachàlhpàli, Sinti Basoa, DUTCH Kousenbandslang, ENGLISH American Garter Snake, American Ribbon Snake, Central American Garter Snake, Central American Ribbon Snake, Garter Snake, Long's Garter Snake, North American Garter Snake, Plains Garter Snake, Ribbon Snake, Say's Garter Snake, Striped Snake, Water Snake, Western Ribbon Snake, FINNISH Sukkanauhakäärmeet, FRENCH Jarretière, Serpent Jarretière, GERMAN Gewöhnlich Strumpfbandnatter, Strumpfbandnatter, KOASATI Cintó Sapsiwá, NEZ PERCE Pelqé Kex Sílu, Pelqé Ykex Sílu, OSAGE We' Ts'a Gthe çe, PIMA BAJO WamaD, SENECA Shanôyáénë', SPANISH Culebra Acuática, Culebra De Agua, Culebra De Agua Nómada, Culebra Palustre, Culebra Rayada, Jarretera, Ranera Listada, Serpiente Listada De Amarillo, SWEDISH Strumpefandssnck, TOHONO O'ODHAM WamaD, ZAPOTEC Bel Yitw ñina ref
Thamnophis proximus proximus ENGLISH Fairey's Garter Snake, Fairey's Ribbon Snake, Fairie's Garter Snake, Fairie's Ribbon Snake, Garter Snake, Long's Garter Snake, Long's Ribbon Snake, Moccasin, Orange Stripe Ribbon Snake, Plains Ribbon Snake, Red Stripe Garter Snake, Riband Snake, Ribbon Snake, Say's Garter Snake, Say's Ribbon Snake, Slender Garter Snake, Spotted Garter Snake, Swift Stripe Snake, Western Ribbon Snake ref
Thamnophis proximus diabolicus CENTRAL NAHUATL Pichocuate, ENGLISH Arid Land Ribbon Snake, Pecos River Ribbon Snake, SPANISH Culebra Rayada De Agua, Pichocuate ref
Thamnophis proximus orarius ENGLISH Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake, SPANISH Culebra Cinta Golfo Litoral ref
Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus ENGLISH Red Stripe Ribbon Snake, Redstripe Garter Snake, Redstripe Ribbon Snake, SPANISH Culebra Cinta Raya Roja, Culebra Cinta Raya Rojo ref
Thamnophis proximus rutiloris ENGLISH Central American Ribbon Snake, Gulf Coast Garter Snake, Mexican Coast Ribbon Snake, Middle American Ribbon Snake, SPANISH Chocoyita De Agua, Culebra Palustre, Ranera Listada ref
Thamnophis proximus alpinus ENGLISH Chiapas Highland Garter Snake, Chiapas Highland Ribbon Snake, SPANISH Culebra Palustre ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Colubridae

  • Colubrids
  • III. Subfamily Natricinae

  • Natricinae
  • IV. Genus Thamnophis

  • Garter snakes
  • V. Species Thamnophis proximus

  • Western Ribbon Snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 3314
Look up complete taxonomic records of Thamnophis proximus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).