Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor flaviventris) in Canada

The Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor flaviventris) is a long, smooth scaled, quick moving diurnal snake of the North American Colubrid family. Identifiable by its yellow coloured belly and olive dorsal scales, Eastern Yellow-bellied Racers range from Texas and Louisiana up to Iowa, North Dakota and Montana, with the extreme northern tip extending into southwestern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta. Known distributions of Canadian populations are centered around hibernacula located within the boundaries of Grasslands National Park and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Val Marie Community Pasture. Additional Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer sightings have been reported in southeastern Alberta near the area of Onefour and in south central Saskatchewan in the Big Muddy Valley.

Consultation period: 2010-07-29 to 2010-09-28

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Diane Casimir
Species at Risk Coordinator
Resource Conservation
Western and Northern Service Centre
Parks Canada
13th floor - 635 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 3M3
Tel: 403-292-4691
Fax: 403-292-4404
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