Classification
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All Names

  • Unknown
    • Ground Snake
  • English
    • Groundsnake
    • Ground Snake
    • Western Groundsnake
  • Scientific Names
    • Sonora semiannulata
    • Homalosoma episcopum
    • Lamprosoma episcopum
    • Sonora bancroftae
    • Sonora episcopa
    • Sonora mosaueri
    • Sonora semiannulata blanchardi
    • Sonora semiannulata gloydi
    • Sonora taylori
  • Spanish
    • Coralillo
    • Culebra de arena
    • Culebra roja
    • Culebra suelera semianillada

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Recent observations

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Date

May 19, 2012

Description

The coloration and markings of these small snakes are extremely variable from light tan with no markings to orange-red with bands. This individual is light tan with dark bands.

Found in a sandy flat area of desert shrub-land predominated by creosote.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

April 22, 2015 12:33 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

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caseymcmurtry

Date

April 18, 2015 09:49 AM CDT

Description

Found under a rock.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

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travisdimler

Date

April 22, 2015 09:26 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

marymccarley

Date

April 26, 2012 08:27 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Small snake, 6-8" long.

Photos / Sounds

What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Date

April 13, 2015 12:33 PM CDT

Description

Under a rock

Photos / Sounds

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What

Groundsnake (Sonora semiannulata) Sonora semiannulata

Observer

jaredholmes

Date

March 28, 2015 05:43 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Groundsnake (Sonora semiannulata) Sonora semiannulata

Observer

jaredholmes

Date

March 28, 2015 05:38 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Groundsnake (Sonora semiannulata) Sonora semiannulata

Observer

jaredholmes

Date

March 28, 2015 05:34 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaredholmes

Date

March 28, 2015 05:31 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

prescottpatron

Date

March 10, 2015 06:58 PM MDT

Description

Found towards the base of Granite Mountain.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sonora taylori Sonora semiannulata

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 25, 2012 08:10 PM CDT

Description

AOR adult male on FM 2050 N of Bruni. Imaged only. GTS 1257 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). Map point is approximate.

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Description from Wikipedia

The western ground snake (Sonora semiannulata) is a species of small, harmless colubrid snake endemic to North America. It is sometimes referred to as the common ground snake or variable ground snake as its patterning and coloration can vary widely, even within the same geographic region.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.