A new non-coastal record for the Pine Woods Littersnake, Rhadinaea flavilata Cope, 1871 (Squamata: Colubridae), in Russell County, Alabama, USA

Alexander D. McKelvy, Ashley Ozelski-McKelvy, Alex Figueroa


We found a single specimen of Rhadinaea flavilata in Russell County, Alabama, in an area composed of primarily pine plantation habitat. This record is 200 km north of the currently recognized range of this species in Alabama and may represent an undiscovered population separated from the typical coastal plain range of this species.


Piedmont; coastal plain; Southeastern United States; snakes

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