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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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Kansas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

June 6, 2004 09:39 AM CDT

Description

DOR young adult male on Hwy 90. GTS 280. TCWC 87871.

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

npollock66

Date

May 14, 2010

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California Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. occidentalis

Observer

fundad

Date

June 29, 2013

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Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. eburnata

Observer

fundad

Date

June 20, 2009

Description

One of the most colorful and beautiful Glossies snakes I have ever seen.... Extreme yellow.... Provided the WOW factor....
The dark picture doesn't do it justice..

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Mojave Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. candida

Observer

fundad

Date

May 13, 2012

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Eastern Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 3, 2009 12:41 AM CDT

Description

AOR juvenile on Hwy 90, just W of Altuda. Imaged only. GTS 744. UTA-DC 7273.

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California Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. occidentalis

Observer

vnsankar

Date

the past

Description

Observed sometime in Summer 2012 I believe.

A good sighting of a Glossy Snake slithering off the side of the road.

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

thom

Date

June 27, 2014 10:10 PM CDT

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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ashleytubbs

Date

March 15, 2014 12:20 PM CDT

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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toby

Date

November 6, 2014 02:20 PM CST

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

hydaticus

Date

November 1, 2014

Description

Appeared to be foraging (for Holbrookia?) on the gulf-facing slope of the primary dunes.

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Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

August 30, 2014 01:06 PM CDT

Place

portal, az (Google, OSM)
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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.