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Western Shovel-nosed Snake

The western shovel-nosed snake is one of the less-researched snakes belonging to the ground snake family. The nose has a shovel like shape and that is why it has got its name.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Colubridae
Genus Sonora
Scientific Name Sonora occipitalis

Size 10-17 in (25-43 cm)
Color Pale yellow or cream body with black bands on it
Distribution Arizona, Nevada, California of United States and Mexico
Habitat Deserts
Hibernation Throughout the fall and winter
Diet Centipedes, scorpions, spiders, insects, and reptile eggs
Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
Clutch Size Around 9 eggs
Average Lifespan Not known
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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Published on September 8th 2019 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th September 2019.

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