Classification
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  • 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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What

Culebra de collar Diadophis punctatus

Observer

teban

Date

June 23, 2014

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What

San Bernardino Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. modestus

Observer

fundad

Date

May 3, 2012

Description

This ringneck was found next to a sidewalk surrounded by city, except on one side. And that side consisted of a man made north slope with grass, trees and other vegetation.

I was hoping for a lizard, did not expect to find any snakes along this road as I was walking to my truck.

You can see my hammer in the picture in the bottom right hand corner of the second habitat picture, that is the cardboard I found it under.

Habitat Photos Included.

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Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 11, 2009 12:06 PM CDT

Description

Large adult found under rocks at roadside. Imaged only. GTS 695.

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What

Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 10, 2009 11:16 AM CDT

Description

Found under rocks behind a building. Imaged only. GTS 689. UTA DC 7260.

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What

Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 10, 2009 11:12 AM CDT

Description

Found under rocks behind a building. Imaged only. GTS 688. UTA DC 7259.

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What

Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 10, 2009 11:12 AM CDT

Description

Found under rocks behind a building. Imaged only. GTS 687. UTA DC 7258. See additional specimen on upper right (GTS 688).

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Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

September 23, 2006 04:46 PM CDT

Description

Opaque adult found under rocks. Imaged only. GTS 462. UTA DC 7221.

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

john8

Date

October 9, 2011 02:40 PM PDT

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What

Southern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. punctatus

Observer

jansonjones

Date

December 28, 2014 11:52 AM EST

Description

Diadophis punctatus punctatus, the Southern ringneck snake, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (28 December 2014). Found in yard, photographed on desk, released back in yard! Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

michaelbarnas9

Date

December 23, 2014 04:21 PM CST

Description

Found him on the beach!

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What

ring-necked snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

dpom

Date

December 18, 2014 12:57 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

robberfly

Date

December 18, 2014 10:42 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw two of these...

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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.