Classification
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All Names

  • French
    • couleuvre à collier
  • English
    • Ringneck Snake
    • ring-necked snake
  • Scientific Names
    • Diadophis punctatus
    • Ablabes punctatus
    • Calamaria punctata
    • Coluber punctatus
    • Diadophis amabilis
    • Diadophis blanchardi
    • Diadophis pulchellus
    • Diadophis punctatus docilis
    • Homalosoma punctata
    • Natrix punctatus
  • German
    • Halsbandnatter
    • Ringhalsnatter
  • Spanish
    • Culebra de collar
    • Culebra de panza roja

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Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

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billryerson

Date

July 5, 2012

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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rjadams55

Date

May 15, 2015

Description

This individual was found under a piece of concrete on a moist oak and eucalyptus studded hillside with an understory of tall grasses and other herbaceous plants. Based on its very dull colors and grey eyes, this individual was very near to shedding.

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Regal Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. regalis

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zlotnik

Date

June 30, 2015 12:33 PM MDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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cdegroof

Date

April 5, 2014 12:51 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Regal Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. regalis

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john_craft

Date

June 20, 2015 09:59 PM CDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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sandboa

Date

June 28, 2015 11:15 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen on Biological Inventory Team Herp Survey.

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San Bernardino Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. modestus

Observer

dominic

Date

June 10, 2015

Description

I saw it in the distant and thought it was a shoelace. But then I saw it move and I knew what it was. This is a truly beautiful snake.

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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evelynch

Date

June 13, 2015 12:00 PM PDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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travisdimler

Date

June 20, 2015 09:32 AM CDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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skwidbreth

Date

June 16, 2015 05:25 PM EDT

Description

Baby snake - photo is his head

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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sandboa

Date

June 20, 2015 01:51 PM CDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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denniswross

Date

June 20, 2015 08:20 AM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The ring-necked snake or ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus, is a species of colubrid snake found throughout much of the United States, central Mexico, and southeastern Canada. Ring-necked snakes are secretive, nocturnal snakes, so are rarely seen during the day time. They are slightly venomous, but their nonaggressive nature and small, rear-facing fangs pose little threat to humans who wish to handle them. They are best known for their unique defense posture of curling up their tails,...

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.