Classification
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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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ashleytubbs

Date

May 30, 2014 05:24 PM CDT

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ashleytubbs

Date

August 23, 2014 03:14 AM CDT

Description

Tan snake with brown blotches down the back and sides. The belly is solid white, and the body has an overall glossy look.

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Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

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johnwilliams

Date

October 9, 2006

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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croelke

Date

September 21, 2014 09:12 AM CDT

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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mfontenot22

Date

September 21, 2014 09:12 AM CDT

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Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. eburnata

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finatic

Date

August 30, 2014 11:58 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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asemerdj

Date

May 6, 2011

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Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. eburnata

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jaykeller

Date

August 31, 2014 12:00 AM PDT

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Painted Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. philipi

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texasblonde

Date

August 30, 2014 09:04 PM MDT

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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ssprague

Date

August 29, 2014 08:19 PM MDT

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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treeder86

Date

April 29, 2006

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helenwsung

Date

May 24, 2014 09:59 PM PDT

Description

Herpetofaunal inventory of the Old Woman Mountains, UCLA Field Biology Course

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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.