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  • 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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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

catenatus

Date

May 26, 2015 12:22 PM CDT

Description

Knox co under board temp 68 deg f

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Date

May 16, 2015 04:49 PM CDT

Description

AOR

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Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

johnkarges

Date

May 5, 2015 09:38 AM CDT

Description

Individual beneath rock, soil somewhat moist on rocky limestone slope in xeric shrubland.
N29.88132 W-100.98102

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Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

confrench33

Date

April 18, 2015 10:00 AM CDT

Description

Under rock by road in drainage creek.

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

nspctrspacetime

Date

April 17, 2015 08:30 PM CDT

Description

Temperature was in the upper 60s F.
Found around dusk under a rock. Surrounding area was flat and full of cacti.
The snake was approximately 15 cm long and had a broad, rust-red dorsal stripe.
Photo courtesy of Ian Wright.

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What

Sonora semiannulatum Sonora semiannulata

Observer

confrench33

Date

April 19, 2015 11:33 AM CDT

Description

In phone notes.

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Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

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toby

Date

April 29, 2015 05:24 PM CDT

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

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toby

Date

April 29, 2015 10:11 AM CDT

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

connor22

Date

April 29, 2015 11:00 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

connor22

Date

April 24, 2015 01:38 PM CDT

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What

Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Observer

connor22

Date

April 24, 2015 01:45 PM CDT

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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.

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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.