Alameda whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Adults reach a length of 3 to 4 feet (91 to 122 centimeters). Their back is colored sooty black or dark brown with a distinct yellow-orange stripe down each side. The front part of their underside is orange-rufous colored. The midsection is cream colored. The rear section and tail are pinkish.

  • States/US Territories in which the Alameda whipsnake, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  California
  • US Counties in which the Alameda whipsnake, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
12/05/1997 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
10/03/2000 65 FR 58933 58962 Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus)
12/05/1997 62 FR 64306 64320 ETWP; Determination of Endangered Status for the Callippe Silverspot Butterfly of Behren's Silverspot Butterfly and Thereatend Status for the Alameda Whipsnake
11/15/1994 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
04/07/2003 68 FR 16826 16826 Notice of Availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for Chaparral and Scrub Community Species East of San Francisco Bay, CA, for Review and Comment
05/15/2000 65 FR 30951 Reopening of Comment Period on Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus)
11/21/1991 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
12/30/1982 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
09/19/1997 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa
03/08/2000 65 FR 12155 12181 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus)
02/04/1994 59 FR 5377 5384 ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for the Callippe Silverspot Butterfly, Behren's Silverspot Butterfly, and the Alameda Whipsnake From Northern and Central Califorina
02/28/1996 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
03/25/2009 74 FR 12878 12883 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
05/04/2006 71 FR 26311 26315 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period and notice of availability of draft economic analysis.
04/27/2012 77 FR 25112 25116 5-Year Reviews of Species in California and Nevada
10/02/2006 71 FR 58176 58231 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake; Final Rule
09/02/2005 70 FR 52434 52436 Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan, Contra Costa County, CA
01/06/1989 54 FR 554 579 ETWP; Animal Notice of Review; 54 FR 554 579
09/18/1985 50 FR 37958 37967 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife; Notice of Review; 50 FR 37958-37967
06/23/2000 65 FR 39117 Reopening of Comment Period on Draft Economic Analysis of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis Lateralis Euryxanthus)

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
04/07/2003 Draft Recovery Plan for Chaparral and Scrub Community Species East of San Francisco Bay, California View Implementation Progress Draft
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/07/2003 68 FR 16826 16826 Notice of Availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for Chaparral and Scrub Community Species East of San Francisco Bay, CA, for Review and Comment
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
03/25/2009 74 FR 12878 12883 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
04/27/2012 77 FR 25112 25116 5-Year Reviews of Species in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Completion
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/28/2011 Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus) 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
10/02/2006 71 FR 58176 58231 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake; Final Rule Final Rule Not Required
10/03/2000 65 FR 58933 58962 Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus) Final Rule Final designated
03/08/2000 65 FR 12155 12181 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus) Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
East Bay Municipal Utility District
East Contra Costa County HCP/NCCP

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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