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Western Patch-nosed Snake

The western patch-nosed snake is a harmless species. Due to  some patches on the snout, this snake is named as patchnosed.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Colubridae
Genus Salvadora
Scientific Name Salvadora hexalepis

Size 20-46 in (51-117 cm)
Color Brown and black body
Distribution New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, California
Habitat Deserts  
Diet Lizards , small rodents, other snakes, and reptile eggs
Subspecies Salvadora hexalepis hexalepisSalvadora hexalepis klauberiSalvadora hexalepis mojavensisSalvadora hexalepis virgultea
Venom Fact Non-venomous
Breeding Season Spring or summer
Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
Clutch Size 4-10 eggs
Average Lifespan Around 14 years
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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

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