Definition of Nerodia sipedon
1. Noun. In some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water.
Generic synonyms: Water Snake
Group relationships: Genus Natrix, Natrix
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Literary usage of Nerodia sipedon
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1. Pamphlets: Natural History (1872)
"Nerodia sipedon, B. fy G,— Watersnake. SPEC. CHAR. ... Nerodia sipedon, B. & G. 1. c. (1858), 88. The watersnake is an abundant species, although, ..."
2. Catalogue of Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1858)
"Nerodia sipedon, N. woodhousii, and N. transversa, Baird Sf Girard, Catal. p. 38 et seq. Tropidonotus fasciatus, var., Dum. fy Bibr. vii. p. 568. ..."
3. Familiar Life in Field and Forest: The Animals, Birds, Frogs, and Salamanders by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1898)
"The water snake or water adder (Natruc fasciata sipedon; Nerodia sipedon of other authors). Length, forty eight inches ; dull bronze brown above, ..."
4. An Authentic History of Lancaster County: In the State of Pennsylvania by Jacob Isidor Mombert (1869)
"NERODIA sipedon—common water snake; abundant, but harmless. fasciata—a very pretty mottled species of water snake. ..."