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Old 05-13-17, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New king species morph

Hello i got this new king it was labled assorted king. Any help would be appreciated. It has some gorgeous colors!!
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Eastern Apalachicola Lowlands Kingsnake, Lampropeltis meansi. This species has quite the taxonomic history. It was briefly known as the Eastern King Snake, Lampropeltis getula (Pryon & Burbrink, 2009). Before that it was known as a subspecies of the Common King Snake (Lampropeltis getula sp.), as Lampropeltis g. goini or Lampropeltis g. meansi, commonly called Apalachicola King Snake, Apalachicola Lowlands King Snake, or Blotched King Snake. A very recent paper, Krysko et al. (2016), has elevated it to full species status as Lampropeltis meansi. Beautiful animal, grats on the new addition.
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Thanks for the help! Yes it sure is a pretty looking snake. Man that is a crazy history i am glad they sorta got it sorted out. I can't wait to it gets little bigger!
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Very nice colors...they contrast very well against the black!
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You know, I may have the wrong locale here. This may be a south Florida critter, not a panhandle locale. Formerly known as Brooks King Snake (Lampropeltis getula brooksi) but now known as Florida King Snake (Lampropeltis floridana). If so it should fade to a pale yellow and black over time.
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another pic. I hope it keeps the orange if it's the first species you suggested would colors stay?

Yes i love the contrast against the black so beautiful! I love it even if it does turn pale yellow.
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That's a beautiful king snake
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Eastern Apalachicola Lowlands Kingsnake, Lampropeltis meansi. This species has quite the taxonomic history. It was briefly known as the Eastern King Snake, Lampropeltis getula (Pryon & Burbrink, 2009). Before that it was known as a subspecies of the Common King Snake (Lampropeltis getula sp.), as Lampropeltis g. goini or Lampropeltis g. meansi, commonly called Apalachicola King Snake, Apalachicola Lowlands King Snake, or Blotched King Snake. A very recent paper, Krysko et al. (2016), has elevated it to full species status as Lampropeltis meansi. Beautiful animal, grats on the new addition.
That snake has more names than Jason Bourne
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That's a beautiful king snake
Thanks I looked in the cage and I didn't see nothing but tag said one was in there. Went and got my supplies that I need for other snakes. I came back through and it was out and instantly feel in love with it lol.
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Beautiful little king you have there. Post pictures often so we can see how he grows. Congrats!
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Beautiful little king you have there. Post pictures often so we can see how he grows. Congrats!
Thanks! I will keep all informed with photos! It sure is a pretty snake. No idea if make or female but I have no plans of breeding so don't matter much other then choosing a name. Which btw I have not done yet!
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