Common Names: Thorn Scrub Ratsnake, Southern (Great) Plains
Scientific Name: Pantherophis emoryi meahllmorum
First Described: SMITH, CHISZAR, STANLEY & TEPEDELEN 1994
Adult Size: 120 to 150cm
Temperament: Generally placid
Temperature & Humidity Range: Provide a thermal gradient between 27°C (80°F) - 22°C (71°F)
Brumation: 12-15°C for 2 months
Reproduction: 6-15 eggs are laid per clutch, hatching from 60-75 days at an incubation temperature of between 25-29°C
Known Mutations: Reversed Stripe
Natural History: An inhabitant of the South Texas brush country.
Native To: This sub-species of the Great Plains Ratsnake occurs as far north as the Balcones Escarpment (along a line extending from Del Rio to San Antonio to Austin), west into the eastern portion of the Chihuahuan Desert, and east to a line between Austin and Corpus Christi.
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