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Texas Glossy Snake

The Texas glossy snake is a colubrid species of snakes that are found in parts of the North American continent. It is one of the 9 recognized subspecies of the Glossy Snake.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Arizona
    Species A. elegans
    Scientific Name Arizona elegans arenicola


    Length Varies between subspecies; usually 75–130 cm (30-50 inches)
    Coloration Brown patterns on a glossy golden yellow base
    Distribution Southwestern United States and Mexico
    Habitat Semi-arid grasslands
    Diet Mostly small lizards
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size 10 to 20 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on September 16th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th September 2017.

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