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Common US snake actually 3 different species

(American Museum of Natural History) New research reveals that a snake found across a huge swath of the Eastern United States is actually three different species. Published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, analyses of the yellow-bellied kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster) also indicate that diversification of the snake -- and possibly of many other vertebrates living on both sides of the Mississippi River -- is influenced not by the river itself, as predominately thought, but by the different ecological environments on each side.
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