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  • Spanish
    • culebra brillante
  • Seri
    • coíimaj
  • 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

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Recent observations

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What

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

connor22

Date

March 31, 2014 09:05 PM CDT

Description

Alive on road

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Mojave Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. candida

Date

August 24, 2013

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Date

May 8, 2012

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

kevinallen

Date

March 13, 2014 03:01 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. eburnata

Observer

chrispherp

Date

May 10, 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Description

While road cruising through whitewater area I came across this glossy snake and after taking pics and letting it go I saw some boards and junk so I started looking around and found a beautiful rosy boa on the crawl. If I hadn't stopped for the glossy I wouldn't have seen the rosy!

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What

Arizona Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. noctovaga

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 16, 2013 12:13 AM PDT

Description

The Arizona subspecies, spots/color look quite different then the ones I'm used to in SoCal.

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What

Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. eburnata

Observer

chrispherp

Date

September 28, 2013 07:33 PM PDT

Description

Only herp found road cruising, took pics then let go. This was in Whitewater area. Glad I at least found something this late in season.

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

kitam

Date

November 5, 2013 04:00 PM CST

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Observer

garrettt331

Date

September 21, 2013 01:56 AM CDT

Description

DOR

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Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

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texasblonde

Date

September 9, 2013 12:09 AM CDT

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What

Painted Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans ssp. philipi

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

August 16, 2013

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Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans) Arizona elegans

Observer

chrishyde

Date

August 24, 2013 10:25 PM CDT

Description

Is this a juvenile Prairie King Snake or Great Plains Rat Snake perhaps?

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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.