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Old 01-22-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
gopher snake terminoogy

what does the term meekers mean when referring to gopher snakes. thanx in advance
Old 01-22-2016, 05:44 PM   #2
Gopher just refers to anything classified as Pituophis catenifer. There's no real convention on what subgroup, biologically is a gopher, and what is a "bull". Technically bullsnake is used for Pituophis catenifer sayi, but that subspecies designation, like most, likely has no real meaning.

The most recent published work on the Pituophis complex can be found here:
Old 01-24-2016, 05:00 PM   #3
From what I have read, a Meeker is a morph characterized by atypical pattern and the name comes from the name of the discoverer/producer.
Old 01-24-2016, 05:22 PM   #4
In my mind I didn't even recognize that the OP was asking about a pet trade name. I'm so used to reading typos and poor writing that my mind filled that word with something else - reading it now I'm not sure what. Good catch Nickolas. Sorry about that OP.
Old 01-24-2016, 06:11 PM   #5
thanx nic and occ

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