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Grey-Banded Kingsnake

The Grey-Banded Kingsnake is a species of extremely colorful reptiles that is found in the United States. Some experts have listed two subspecies of these snakes, demarcated by range and coloration.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Lampropeltis
    Scientific Name Lampropeltis alterna


    Other Names Alterna
    Length Up to 4 ft
    Color Patterns and bandings of red, orange, black, white, gray
    Distribution Trans-Pecos/Chihuahuan Desert region of southwestern Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico
    Habitat Generally not found in the wild; most are found along the roadways
    Diet Small rodents, frogs, and the eggs of ground nesting birds, lizards, and other snakes
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 13 eggs
    Incubation Period 9 weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status LC

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    Published on December 10th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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