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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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What

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.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

thom

Date

June 27, 2014 10:10 PM CDT

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

March 15, 2014 12:20 PM CDT

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

toby

Date

November 6, 2014 02:20 PM CST

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What

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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Square

Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

August 30, 2014 01:06 PM CDT

Place

portal, az (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ashleytubbs

Date

May 30, 2014 05:24 PM CDT

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Observer

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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What

Texas Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. arenicola

Observer

johnwilliams

Date

October 9, 2006

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

croelke

Date

September 21, 2014 09:12 AM CDT

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

September 21, 2014 09:12 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. eburnata

Observer

finatic

Date

August 30, 2014 11:58 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

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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.