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Long-Nosed Snake

Endemic to North America, the nonvenomous Long-nosed Snakes belong to the colubrid family, and are found with their four recognized subspecies. They are known for their bright coloration.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Rhinocheilus
    Species R. lecontei
    Scientific Name Rhinocheilus lecontei


    Length Average 30 inches (76 cm)
    Coloration Black diamond-shaped patterns alternating with smaller patterns atop a light red base
    Distribution Northern Mexico to the southwestern regions of the United States
    Habitat Mostly remain buried in underground burrows
    Diet Lizards, amphibians like frogs and toads, and at times smaller snakes and rarely rodents
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Spring
    Clutch Size 4-9 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 7th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th July 2018.

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