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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Recent observations

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 30, 2015 06:52 PM EDT

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Monterey Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. vandenburghi

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 27, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

ctwothree

Date

February 19, 2015 10:38 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found at visitor center at Baldwin hills scenic overlook. Relocated to greenhouse area.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

codyhough

Date

June 10, 2008

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

hfabian

Date

March 21, 2015

Description

Crawling across trail.

Photos / Sounds

What

Prairie Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. arnyi

Observer

twiztidgecko

Date

March 23, 2015 05:51 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

tiwane

Date

March 17, 2015 10:47 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 17, 2015 10:46 AM PDT

Description

Began the cool day. Came here for Rattler for me, Sonoran Blue for Tony. Neither found But always the Unexpected that rues the day...

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

thefruithunter

Date

March 16, 2015 12:38 PM PDT

Description

Out midday, about 6" long, thinner than a pencil.

Photos / Sounds

What

San Bernardino Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. modestus

Observer

andrew_louros

Date

March 16, 2015 03:12 PM PDT

Description

DOR

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

thefruithunter

Date

March 16, 2015 12:38 PM PDT

Description

Found midday, about 6" long.

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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.