Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53688

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Lacertidae
Genus:Coluber
Genus species:Coluber constrictor foxii

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:2 m
Identification:The body of the blue racer is long and slender. It is either metallic green, blue, or gray in color.
Habitat:Dense woodlands, rocky outcrops
Diet:Carnivore: rodents, frogs, snakes, birds, insects
Reproduction:Mating takes place in the spring. Females will lay 12 eggs.
Hibernation may be done in groups of up to 100 individuals.
Behavior:Occasionally, a number of females will deposit their eggs in a communal nest.
Status:Endangered: loss of habitat
Interesting Facts:In 1995, there were only 205 adult blue racers known to exist in the wild.

Other Information

Geographic:Central North America Date:1965-10 Subjects:herptile
Blue racer
snake
reptile
Racer snake
Coluber
Colubridae
Snakes
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53688