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Texas Long-nosed Snake

Texas Long-nosed snake is a nonvenomous subspecies of snake, belonging to the family Colubridae, found only in the western United States and northern Mexico. The subspecies is nocturnal and an excellent burrower.



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


    Length Around 30 in (76 cm); largest recorded specimen measures 41 in (104 cm)
    Color Cream or white body overlaid with black and red blotches; yellow or white belly with some dark blotches
    Distribution United States (mainly Texas, also found in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Kansas) and northern Mexico
    Habitat Dry prairie, desert brushland
    Diet Lizards and their eggs, amphibians, smaller snakes, and rodents
    Breeding Season Spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 – 9 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on August 18th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 17th June 2019.

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