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  • Scientific Names
    • Arizona elegans
    • Arizona elegans australis
    • Arizona elegans expolita
    • Arizona elegans noctivaga
    • Arizona elegans pacata
    • Arizona occidentalis candida
    • Arizona occidentalis eburnata
    • Arizona occidentalis noctovaga
    • Arizona pacata
    • Coluber arizonae
    • Pityophis elegans
    • Rhinechis elegans
  • English
    • Glossy Snake
  • German
    • Arizonanatter
  • Seri
    • coíimaj
  • Spanish
    • culebra brillante

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Recent observations

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Eastern Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

thomas_belford

Date

July 13, 2015

Description

Single specimen was observed crossing a paved road after sunset.

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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happyherper

Date

October 2, 2015 11:24 AM CDT

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

nathantaylor7583

Date

September 9, 2006 12:21 PM CDT

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Description

First of the species I had ever seen. It took me a long time to ID it. I think this is one of my favorite observations though and certainly the coolest snake I've found in the area.

Found under a pile of shingles with many bark scorpions.

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

nathantaylor7583

Date

November 12, 2009 11:16 AM CST

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Description

Unfortunately, this one got hit by a truck and died later (the photo was taken after it got hit). This was only the second of the species I had ever seen so I was a bit sad.

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Painted Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. philipi

Observer

sandboa

Date

August 2, 2011 12:42 AM CDT

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Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

Observer

sandboa

Date

June 1, 2011 09:44 PM CDT

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Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

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sandboa

Date

May 31, 2011 09:36 PM CDT

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Eastern Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

sandboa

Date

May 28, 2011 11:25 PM CDT

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Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

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sandboa

Date

April 4, 2010 08:29 PM CDT

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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codyhough

Date

December 6, 2015

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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ashleytubbs

Date

November 3, 2015

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

moyervides

Date

October 10, 2015 07:55 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Arizona elegans is a species of medium-sized colubrid snake commonly referred to as the glossy snake or the faded snake, which is endemic to the southwestern United States and Mexico. The genus Arizona has only one officially recognized species, A. elegans, with several subspecies. Some have recommended that A. elegans occidentalis be granted full species status.

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Conservation Summary

    No range data available.