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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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Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

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jeff32

Date

April 24, 2015 10:47 PM CDT

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Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

Observer

jeff32

Date

April 25, 2015 12:12 AM CDT

Description

Snake went under truck and into the grass before I could snap the picture. It was a glossy and the picture is for GPS reference of location

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What

Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

Observer

jeff32

Date

April 24, 2015 08:28 PM CDT

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No photos or sounds

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moyervides

Date

April 23, 2015 12:36 AM CDT

Description

DOR

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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moyervides

Date

April 22, 2015 11:14 PM CDT

Description

DOR

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Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

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bcfl14

Date

April 22, 2015 10:09 PM CDT

Description

caught by a Great Horned Owl juvenile, which left it behind on road.

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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kevinhintsa

Date

July 1, 2011 09:23 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

From past files .

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

September 18, 2009 11:27 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

From past files . This individual was being released to the area that it had been found after being photographed . I happen to come across these people as they were about to release it one night . Note nearly pure white belly and shiny and pale dorsal markings .

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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dkwalkup

Date

April 8, 2015 11:59 AM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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What

California Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. occidentalis

Observer

chrispherp

Date

April 12, 2015 08:10 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

After leaving the NAFHA national meeting we decided to do a little road cruising on way home. Glad we did, no one had found this species during the event. Found on shoulder of road. HERP Database Record 221605.

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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asemerdj

Date

May 6, 2011

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zanejohnson

Date

March 20, 2015 07:33 PM MST

Description

This neonate was found hiding behind a broom in the research station in late evening.

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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.