Definition of Banded water snake

1. Noun. In some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water.

Exact synonyms: Common Water Snake, Natrix Sipedon, Nerodia Sipedon
Generic synonyms: Water Snake
Group relationships: Genus Natrix, Natrix

Lexicographical Neighbors of Banded Water Snake

banded adder
banded anteater
banded anteaters
banded gecko
banded krait
banded mongoose
banded mongooses
banded palm civet
banded penguin
banded penguins
banded purple
banded rattlesnake
banded rudderfish
banded sand snake
banded stilt
banded water snake (current term)

Literary usage of Banded water snake

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"banded water snake, T. ... similar, alternating blotches on the sides, with wide interspaces; abdomen yellowish. GREEN-banded water snake, ..."

2. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1901)
"The Black-banded Water Snake (Natrix ... Snake (Natrix fasciata erythrogaster), and the Red-banded Water Snake (Natrix fasciata) were among the captures. ..."

3. Report (1904)
"banded water snake. Rather rare near Olivet, but apparently not uncommon near Narrow lake, in Brookfield, where I saw three specimens in an hour. ..."

4. Report (1905)
"banded water snake. Size moderate to large and stout; dorsal scales in 23-25, (27) rows, all keeled scales of the first row larger than the others; ..."

5. Medical zoology, and mineralogy; or Illustrations and descriptions of the by John Stephenson (1832)
"Blue-banded Water-Snake. SPEC. CHAR. Body pale azure-blue, with circular bands of yellowish white ; tail blue, flat, short, ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"Among the more interesting additions were the cotton-mouth moccasin, the banded water snake, Holbrook's water snake, the little brown snake, the Louisiana ..."

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