Heads up: this taxon concept is inactive. It has been split into Lampropeltis zonata and Lampropeltis multifasciata. View taxonomic changes

Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • California Mountain King Snake
    • California Mountain Kingsnake
    • San Bernardino Mountain King Snake
    • Isla Todos Santos Sur Mountain Kingsnake
    • San Diego Mountain Kingsnake
  • German
    • Bergkonigsnatter, Korallen-Konigsnatter
    • Bergkönigsnatter
    • Korallen-Königsnatter
  • Scientific Names
    • Lampropeltis zonata
    • Coluber zonatus
    • Lampropeltis herrerae
    • Lampropeltis multicincta
    • Lampropeltis zonata agalma
    • Lampropeltis zonata herrerae
    • Lampropeltis zonata multicincta
    • Lampropeltis zonata multifasciata
    • Lampropeltis zonata parvirubra
    • Lampropeltis zonata pulchra
    • Lampropeltis zonata zonata
    • Ophibolus getulus multicinctus
  • Spanish
    • Culebra real de la montaña San Pedro
    • Culebra real de montaña de California

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Recent observations

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata [inactive]

Observer

kueda

Date

June 5, 2014 09:03 PM PDT

Description

My first Mountain Kingsnake didn't exactly yield great pics, but it was still a great experience of expectation fulfillment. We were told they were up there, and sure enough, there was one in the middle of the road between our moth lights.

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California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata [inactive]

Observer

nicolas

Date

May 27, 2014 11:42 AM PDT

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What

California Mountain King Snake Lampropeltis zonata [inactive]

Observer

david48

Date

August 20, 2009

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata [inactive]

Observer

thumbsonthefeet

Date

June 4, 2012

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata [inactive]

Observer

russellvt

Date

May 7, 2011

Description

A fairly rare sighting of a California Mountain Kingsnake in Rancho Canada del Oro.

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata [inactive]

Observer

zabbey

Date

May 29, 2010

Description

During some bushwhacking, while looking for a supposed Chumash Indian Cave, I encountered this guy. Had to think quick.....red n yellow kill a fellow, red n black venom lack.

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata [inactive]

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 30, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

Lampropeltis zonata, or the California mountain kingsnake, is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake, which is endemic to North America. It is a coral snake mimic, having a similar pattern consisting of red, black, and yellow on its body, but the snake is completely harmless. Five subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies.

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Conservation Summary

No range data available.