Taxon profile


Black Rat Snake
Pantherophis obsoletus (Say, 1823)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Colubridae - colubrids »  genus Pantherophis - rat snake

Scientific synonyms

Coluber obsoletus Say, 1823
Georgia obsoleta (Say) Baird & Girard,1853
Elaphe obsoleta (Say in James, 1823)
Scotophis obsoletus
Pituophis obsoletus
Elaphe obsoleta decekerti
Elaphe obsoleta deckerti

Other names

= Black Snake
= Pilot Black Snake
= Rat Snake

Least Concern



Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Pantherophis obsoletus lindheimerii (Baird & Girard, 1853) - Texas Rat Snake

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subspecies Pantherophis obsoletus obsoletus (Say, 1823) - Black Rat Snake
subspecies Pantherophis obsoletus quadrivittatus (Holbrook, 1836) - Yellow Rat Snake

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subspecies Pantherophis obsoletus rossalleni Neill, 1949 - Everglades Rat Snake

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