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A Survey of the Herpetofauna of the Comanche National Grasslands in Southeastern Colorado

Appendix 7:

Photographs of selected habitat and species of amphibians and
reptiles observered during the 1995-1997 field seasons

JPG -- Wandering garter snake
Wandering garter snake (Thamnoplis elegans vegrans). This species is much less abundant on the eastern plains of Colorado than it is in foothills, mountains and the west. It was occasionally encountered in the southern section of the Comanche National Grasslands, but it appears to be more common in the Black Mesa area to the west.
JPG -- Plains garter snake
Plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix haydenii). Plains garter snakes in most areas with at least temporary or seasonal water, and were often common in most areas. They appear largely to replace wandering garter snakes in the plains of Colorado.

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