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Northern Ringneck Snake

This subspecies of ringneck snake is a nocturnal snake. The scientific name is given after George Edwards, the famous ornithologist from the United Kingdom.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Colubridae
Genus Diadophis
Species Diadophis punctatus
Scientific Name Diadophis punctatus edwardsii

Size 10-15 in (25-38 cm) Rarely 2 ft (60 cm)
Color Black or bluish grey body, orange or yellow neck ring
Distribution United States and Canada
Habitat Wetlands, wooded areas, hilly terrains, or humid places
Diet Salamanders, lizards, slugs, earthworms, frogs, and smaller snakes
Hibernation Throughout the winter
Predator Spiders, large centipedes, toads, bullfrogs, and birds of prey  
Venom Fact Mildly to non venomous
Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
Clutch Size 2-10 eggs
Average Lifespan Around 10 years
IUCN Conservation Status Not listed

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Published on September 5th 2019 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 5th September 2019.

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