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Glossy Snake

Glossy Snakes are mainly found in and around parts of USA and have nine recognized subspecies. They are nonvenomous and are known for their bright color patterns on their glossy skin.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Tribe Lampropeltini
    Genus Arizona
    Scientific Name Arizona elegans


    Other Names Faded Snake
    Length 75 – 130 cm
    Color Shades of tan, brown, and gray with spots and patterns, downside is cream
    Distribution Southwest USA, from California in the west to Kansas in the east and Texas to the south to the northern Mexico
    Habitat Semi-arid grasslands
    Diet Mostly small lizards
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Late spring to early summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Litter Size 10-20 eggs

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    Published on December 29th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 15th May 2019.

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