Charina umbratica

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Charina umbratica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Charina
C. umbratica
Binomial name
Charina umbratica
Klauber, 1943
  • Charina bottae umbratica Klauber, 1943
  • Charina umbratica
    — Rodríguez-Robles et al., 2001

Charina umbratica, known commonly as the southern rubber boa, is a species of snake in the family Boidae.[2][3] The species is endemic to the United States, in southern California.

Conservation status[edit]

As of April 2017, the southern rubber boa was listed as a state threatened species in the California Natural Diversity Database.[4]


  1. ^ "Charina umbratica ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ "Charina". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
  3. ^ Banks RC, McDiarmid RW, Gardner AL, Starnes WC (2004). Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada.
  4. ^ California, State of. "Threatened and Endangered Reptiles - California Department of Fish and Wildlife". Retrieved 2017-05-12.

Further reading[edit]

  • Klauber LM (1943). "The Subspecies of the Rubber Snake, Charina ". Trans. San Diego Soc. Nat. Hist. 10 (7): 83-90. (Charina bottae umbratica, new subspecies, pp. 83–85).
  • Rodríguez-Robles, Javier A.; Stewart, Glenn R.; Papenfuss, Theodore J (2001). "Mitochondrial DNA-Based Phylogeography of North American Rubber Boas, Charina bottae (Serpentes: Boidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 18 (2): 227-237.