- ''For other species commonly referred to as the brown snake, see brown snake.
The Brown Snake is a small species of colubrid snake native to most of the eastern half of the United States, through Mexico and into Central America. The epithet dekayi is in honor of Portuguese-American zoologist James Ellsworth Dekay who collected the first specimen in Long Island, New York.
There are nine recognized subspecies
of S. dekayi
- Storeria dekayi anomala (Dugés, 1888)
- Northern Brown Snake, Storeria dekayi dekayi (Holbrook, 1836)
- Marsh Brown Snake, Storeria dekayi limnetes (Anderson, 1961)
- Storeria dekayi temporalineata (Trapido, 1944)
- Texas Brown Snake, Storeria dekayi texana (Trapido, 1944)
- Storeria dekayi tropica (Cope, 1885)
- Florida Brown Snake, Storeria dekayi victa (Hay, 1892)
- Midland Brown Snake, Storeria dekayi wrightorum (Trapido, 1944)
- Mexican Yellowbelly Brown Snake, Storeria hidalgoensis (Taylor, 1942)