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1. The western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) in California is largely aquatic and depends heavily on two species of frog that are decreasing in numbers, the Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus) and the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa), putting the snake's future at risk.

2. Known reptile species in the park: prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi), valley garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi), wandering garter snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans), rubber boa (Charina bottae), sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus graciosus).

3. He named several garter snake (Thamnophis) subspecies, including Thamnophis elegans terrestris, Thamnophis elegans aquaticus (now a synonym of T. atratus atratus) and Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi.

4. Two color phases of the western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans), one with a red background the other with a green background, are present on Brooks Island.

5. The San Francisco garter snake cohabits ecosystems that also host a subspecies of two other garter snake species: the coastal garter snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris), a subspecies of the western terrestrial garter snake (T. elegans), and the Santa Cruz garter snake (Thamnophis atratus atratus) a subspecies of the aquatic garter snake (T. atratus).

6. Most species are harmless to humans, but a few (e.g., Thamnophis sirtalis, Thamnophis elegans) are capable of inflicting bites that can result in local, nonlife-threatening symptoms, and at least two members of the genus Rhabdophis (R. tigrinus and R. subminiatus) are capable of inflicting life-threatening bites to humans, though they have only enlarged, ungrooved fangs in the back of the mouth.

7. They may live for four or five years and the main cause of mortality is probably predation, with raccoons (Procyon lotor), a medium-sized plover the killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), and the wandering garter snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) feeding on the toads.

8. It is itself preyed on by the western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans).

9. Coastal populations of the garter snake, Thamnophis elegans, have a specialised diet consisting of slugs, such as Ariolimax, while inland populations have a generalized diet.

10. The western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a western North American species of colubrid snake.

11. Thamnophis elegans is found in central British Columbia, central Alberta, and southwestern Manitoba in Canada.

12. Thamnophis elegans occurs in a wide variety of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, and coniferous forests, from sea level up to 3,962 m (12,999 ft).

13. The diet of Thamnophis elegans relies heavily on the prey available in the environment, and thus varies due to geographical differences.

14. The wandering garter snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans, Salish: sč̓ewíle) is a subspecies of the western terrestrial garter snake, a species of colubrid snake residing only in southwestern Canada, and Western United States.

15. The wandering garter snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) is a subspecies of the western terrestrial garter snake, a species of colubrid snake residing only in southwestern Canada, and the western United States.

16. The terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a species of colubrid snake residing only in southwestern Canada, and the western United States.

17. The wandering garter snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) is a subspecies of the western terrestrial garter snake, a species of colubrid snake residing only in Southwestern Canada, and Western United States.

18. Black rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus) Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer) Coachwhip snake (Masticophis flagellum) Common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) Common water snake (Nerodia sipedon) Dekay's brownsnake (Storeria dekayi) Eastern hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos) Fox snake (Pantherophis vulpinus) Glossy snake (Arizona elegans) Graham's crayfish snake (Regina grahamii) Great Plains ratsnake (Pantherophis emoryi) Lined snake (Tropidoclonion lineatum) North American racer (Coluber constrictor) Plains black-headed snake (Tantilla nigriceps) Plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix) Plains hog-nosed snake (Heterodon nasicus) Prairie kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster) Northern Redbelly Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata) Ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus) Smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis) Speckled kingsnake (Lampropeltis holbrooki) Western milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum) Western ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus) Western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) Western Worm Snake (Carphophis vermis) Eastern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) Massasauga (Sisturus catenatus) Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) Eight species of turtles from four families, (Chelydridae, Emydidae, Kinosternidae, and Trionychidae), are native to Nebraska.

19. Subsequently, some authors have noted similarities between northern populations of the Mexican wandering garter snake and the southern subspecies of the western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans), leading them to reclassify the former as another subspecies of the western terrestrial garter snake under the name Thamnophis elegans errans.