Glossy snake AOR in early night, classification: not a arenicola, greater influence of other glossy snake ssp (?)
Adult gravid female DOR (~12 hrs) on East Ditto Road. Short distance (~0.5 miles) from a DOR adult male. Imaged only. GTS 2386.
Large adult male DOR on East Ditto Road. Short distance from a DOR adult female. Retained for deposit. GTS 2385.
Third image is looking East from location of male toward location of female DOR (about 0.5 miles distant).
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.