Classification
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All Names

  • 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

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

lindynik

Date

March 3, 2015 03:29 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 27, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

August 9, 2009 10:35 PM CDT

Description

In yard of residence. Imaged only. GTS 833.

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What

Southern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. punctatus

Observer

coleman3

Date

November 15, 2014 02:52 PM EST

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What

Monterey Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. vandenburghi

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 24, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus) Diadophis punctatus

Observer

junglejenny

Date

February 19, 2015

Description

Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

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What

Southern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. punctatus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

March 31, 2013 02:31 PM CDT

Description

Adult found under boards. Imaged only. GTS 1396. UF 169993.

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 20, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 19, 2015 11:07 AM PST

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 18, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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What

San Diego Ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. similis

Observer

fundad

Date

April 15, 2002

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. vandenburghi

Observer

fundad

Date

October 13, 2012
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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.