Lampropeltis catalinensis Van Denburgh & Slevin, 1921

Isla Santa Catalina king snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lampopeltis catalinensis Van Denburgh & Slevin, 1921 [orth. error used by González-Sánchez et al., 2023]


Conservation Status


Last record: 1921 or earlier

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Isla Santa Catalina, Baja California, Mexico

Type locality: "Santa Catalina Isla, Gulf of California, Mexico"


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology




Holotype: CAS 50514






Original scientific description:

Van Denburgh, J. and Slevin, J. R. (1921). Preliminary diagnoses of more new species of reptiles from islands in the gulf of California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 11 (17): 395-398.


Other references:

Blaney, R. M. (1977). Systematics of the common kingsnake, Lampropeltis getulus (Linnaeus). Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany 19(3-4): 47-103.

Cliff, F. S. (1954). Snakes on the islands in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 9: 67-98.

Frost, D. R. (2007). Lampropeltis catalinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63827A12719937. Accessed on 27 August 2023.

González-Sánchez, Victor Hugo et al. (2023). The Herpetofauna of the Insular Systems of Mexico. Diversity 15(8): 921.

Grismer, L. L. (1999). An evolutionary classification of reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California, México. Herpetologica 55(4): 446-469.

Grismer, L. L. (2002). Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California.

Heimes, P. (2016). Snakes of Mexico. Frankfurt: Chimaira. 572 pp.

Johnson, J. D., L. D. Wilson, V. Mata-Silva, E. García-Padilla, and D. L. DeSantis. (2017). The endemic herpetofauna of Mexico: organisms of global significance in severe peril. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 544-620.

Murphy, R. W. and Ottley, J. R. (1984). Distribution of amphibians and reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 53 (8): 207-230


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