A Significant Range Extension for the Eastern Ribbonsnake, Thamnophis sauritus, in Nova Scotia, Canada
Keywords:Northern Ribbonsnake, Thamnophis sauritius septentrionalis, Eastern Ribbonsnake, Thamnophis sauritus, species at risk, new localities, Minamkeak Lake, Mud (Snake) Lake, Italy Cross, Petite Rivière watershed, Nova Scotia
AbstractIn Nova Scotia the threatened Northern Ribbonsnake, Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis, (the northern subspecies of the Eastern Ribbonsnake, T. sauritus) (Crother 2008) is known from localities in only Queens and Lunenburg counties, where it was first discovered in 1950. Many new localities, mostly in the headwaters of the Mersey River and the Medway River watersheds have been added since 2002, and Seven Mile Lake (in the West La Have River watershed) was added to the distribution in 2005. We add two localities to the distribution of the Northern Ribbonsnake in the previously unreported Petite Rivière watershed, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.
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