College of Staten Island (CSI) Professor Alexander McKelvy has published work in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution showing that the yellow-bellied kingsnake, Lampropeltis calligaster, found throughout the eastern United States, is actually three distinct species. McKelvy’s collaborative work was featured in an article titled “North America’s yellow-bellied kingsnake is actually three species” on

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McKelvy’s findings were also discussed in the “Common US snake actually three different species” article on as well as multiple other news publications.