Giant garter snake

The Giant garter snake is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Herpetologists call giant garter snakes Thamnophis gigas. Scientific names are in Latin or Greek. Thamnophis means "bush snake." Gigas means "giant." Garter snakes are in the Colubridae family. This includes most of the species of snakes found in the western United States. More

GIANT GARTER SNAKE (Thamnopsis gigas). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1999) Glenn D. Wylie and Michael L. Casazza. Investigations of Giant Garter Snakes in the Natomas Basin: 2001 Field Season. More

The Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas) is the largest species of garter snake. It is largely aquatic. Biology and ecology - The Giant Garter Snake is endemic to the Central Valley wetlands of California. More

The giant garter snake is one of North America’s largest native snakes, reaching up to 64 inches in length and endemic to California’s Central Valley, where it originally inhabited natural wetlands. More

Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas) Identification: Snake 35 to 65 inches in length. The largest of the garter snakes. Ground color olive-brown to black. Dorsal midline usually with a conspicuous yellow to orange stripe. More

* Giant Garter Snake, Thamnophis gigas (Fitch, 1940) * Godman's Garter Snake, Thamnophis godmani (Günther, 1894) * Two-striped Garter Snake, Thamnophis hammondii (Kennicott, 1860) * Checkered Garter Snake, Thamnophis marcianus (Baird & Girard, More

Giant Garter Snake Population RediscoveredAugust 7, 2009 - A biologist’s study of the 13 historic subpopulations of Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas) to see how many still exist has turned up a population of them in a wetland north of Stockton, More

The Giant Garter Snake is absent from large rivers and other waters with populations of large, introduced, predatory fishes, and from wetlands with sand, gravel, or rock substrates (see USFWS 1993). More

Endangered Animal Report: Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas) By: Brittany Blunt General Information: Giant Garter Snakes are generally found in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys from Buette county to Kern county. More

not the first time the giant garter snake (which is just a really well-fed common garter snake) has cost taxpayer dollars and actually several lives. I retired from Caltrans in 1988 after 36 years in the engineering department. More

Giant garter snake nabbed in northern Manitoba = Last Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2006 | 7:42 PM CT CBC News A 1. More

REGION 8: Giant Garter Snake Population is First Confirmed Find in 15 Years California-Nevada Offices , September 9, 2009 Print Friendly Version Giant garter snake Photo by Eric Hansen Summer 2009 Giant garter snake Photo by More

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Draft Recovery Plan for the Giant Garter Snake (Thamnopsis gigas). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1999) * Queiroz et al. (2002) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 22: 315-329 * Rossman et al. More

for Giant Garter Snake and upland areas were used for basking in the sun and hibernation areas during winter floods. GGS exists only in the Central Valley of California. If we don't protect them, the species disappears forever. More

STOCKTON - The timid and foul-smelling giant garter snake has been spotted in San Joaquin County for the first time in 15 years. While ordinary folks shiver, biologists shout for joy. More

“The giant garter snake is yet another species that has been devastated by the destruction of California’s wetland heritage,” said Barbara Vlamis, executive director of Butte Environmental Council. More

varied from the giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) at the top of my list to the checkered garter (T. marcianus) near the bottom. The populations of the giant garter snake have been reduced by habitat degradation in many areas where the snake was once common. More

Picture of Giant Garter Snake - Thamnophis gigas 1-John Brode, California Dept. of Fish & Game, 2-K. Hornaday, U.S. More

, Giant Garter Snake Habitat Project - habitat of the federally-listed threatened giant garter snakeA wetland/habitat design plan was created to mitigate impacts caused by the elimination of wetlands during creation of a retail project and associated drainage improvements More

Mitigation bank selling credits for giant garter snake habitat = Sacramento Business Journal - by Celia Lamb Staff writer * Print * Email * Reprints * RSS More

1Dickert C Giant garter snake surveys at some areas of historic occupation in the grassland ecological area, Merced Co. and Mendota Wildlife Area, Fresno Co. More

Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas) GGSphoto Photo Taken By: Eric Hansen For specific information on the identification, distribution and natural history of the Giant Garter Snake see the links below. Links: U.S. More

Giant Garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) - Kingdom: Animalia Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Colubridae Listing Status: Quick links:Federal RegisterRecoveryCritical HabitatConservation PlansPetitionsLife HistoryOther Resources General Information Dorsal background coloration More

Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas) No photo of the Giant Garter Snake available. The Giant Garter Snake is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. More

Common names

giant garter snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Thamnophis
Species : Thamnophis gigas
Authority : Fitch, 1940