Snake Species Dinosaur species

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Arizona elegans philipi - Painted Desert Glossy Snake

Arizona elegans philipi  - Painted Desert Glossy Snake - snake species | gveli | გველი

Arizona elegans philipi - Painted Desert Glossy Snake

Description
The Painted Desert glossy snake is typically a light tan brown in color, with darker brown blotches down the length of the back. This subspecies usually has around 60 blotches, more than other subspecies. Each blotch is usually edged with black. Their underside is usually solid cream or white in color. Their coloration can vary, lighter or darker, depending on the soil and elevation of their localized habitat, with specimens from higher elevations often being darker in color. They can grow from 20 to 35 inches in length (50 to 90 cm). They have a thin body, smooth scales, and eyes with round pupils.

Geographic range
It is found in the southwestern United States, from the far western tip of Texas, through New Mexico and into Arizona, as well as into northern Mexico. Its range overlaps that of other glossy snake subspecies, and interbreeding is likely. Thus, distinguishing subspecies which share range is often difficult.

Behavior
Their preferred habitat is sandy and rocky arid regions, it is often found in areas of lightly vegetated with creosote and sagebrush. Their diet consists of lizards, and small rodents. They are nocturnal, and can often be found foraging in roadside ditches in the late evening. Mating occurs in the spring, and the female lays a clutch of up to 24 eggs which hatch in the fall. Hatchlings are 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) in length.

NEW MEXICO THREADSNAKE <br /> Leptotyphlops dissectus | Snake Species Bogertophis rosaliae - Baja California Ratsnake | Snake Species Coluber constrictor oaxaca - Mexican Racer | Snake Species
WESTERN RATTLESNAKE <br />  Crotalus oreganus | Snake Species Crotalus pricei pricei - Western Twin-spotted Rattlesnake | Snake Species  ROSY BOA   Lichanura trivirgata | Snake Species
Arizona elegans elegans - Kansas Glossy Snake | Snake Species Charina bottae  - Northern Rubber Boa | Snake Species Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus - Red-striped Ribbon Snake | Snake Species
Thamnophis cyrtopsis cyrtopsis  - Western Black-necked Gartersnake | Snake Species Diadophis punctatus edwardsii - Northern Ring-necked Snake | Snake Species Tantilla planiceps - Western Black-headed Snake | Snake Species
Crotalus oreganus abyssus  - Grand Canyon Rattlesnake | Snake Species Salvadora grahamiae grahamiae - Mountain Patch-nosed Snake | Snake Species RING-NECKED SNAKE <br /> Diadophis punctatus | Snake Species
Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis  - Central Plains Milksnake | Snake Species Diadophis punctatus pulchellus - Coral-bellied Ring-necked Snake | Snake Species Crotalus viridis nuntius  - Hopi Rattlesnake | Snake Species
Thamnophis atratus zaxanthus - Diablo Range Gartersnake | Snake Species SADDLED LEAF-NOSED SNAKE <br />  Phyllorhynchus browni | Snake Species TERRESTRIAL GARTERSNAKE  <br /> Thamnophis elegans | Snake Species

Copyright © 2012