Heads up: this taxon concept is inactive. It has been split into Heterodon nasicus, Heterodon kennerlyi, and Heterodon gloydi. View taxonomic changes

Classification
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All Names

  • Scientific Names
    • Heterodon nasicus
    • Heterodon gloydi
    • Heterodon kennerlyi
  • English
    • Western Hognose Snake
    • Western Hog-nosed Snake
  • German
    • Hakennasennatter
    • Westliche Hakennatter
  • Spanish
    • culebra nariz de cerdo occidental

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Recent observations

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What

Western Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus [inactive]

Observer

kevinallen

Date

March 13, 2014 03:09 PM MDT

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What

Western Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus [inactive]

Observer

adfergus

Date

July 6, 2013 12:56 PM CDT

Description

Dead on road, head pretty smashed.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus [inactive]

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 6, 1968

Description

This record gleaned from field journals I kept between 1968 and 2002. The first 6500+ records I posted on iNat had photo documentation, but now I am posting these records which do not have photos just to provide the data point for the species and location as best as I can for the historical record. I will also add a number to represent the approximate number of individuals of this species I recorded on the given day if more than one.

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What

Western Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus [inactive]

Observer

cgcbosque

Date

August 2, 2010

Place

RGNCSP-BR (Google, OSM)

Description

Junior Rangers Session D saw a 2 foot long Western Hognose snake just south of the Aldo Leopold Trail as you come to the jetty jacks by the levee

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What

Heterodon gloydi Heterodon nasicus [inactive]

Observer

asydabass

Date

October 5, 2012

Place

Missouri (Google, OSM)

Description

This specimen is number two of the three individuals observed on the morning of 5 Oct 2012.

Photos / Sounds

What

Heterodon gloydi Heterodon nasicus [inactive]

Observer

asydabass

Date

October 5, 2012

Place

Missouri (Google, OSM)

Description

This specimen is number one of the three individuals observed on the morning of 5 Oct, 2012

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western hognosed snake Heterodon nasicus [inactive]

Observer

txsporty67

Date

June 11, 2012 08:40 AM MDT

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What

Western Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus [inactive]

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

June 17, 2009
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Description from Wikipedia

Western Hognose snakes are relatively small, stout-bodied snakes found throughout the Great Plains states of the U.S. from Canada to Mexico. Their color and pattern is highly variable from subspecies to subspecies, although most specimens appear much like the infamous rattlesnake to the untrained eye. This optical bluff, used in conjunction with a wide array of other clever defense tactics, makes these snakes quite unique among North American serpents.

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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.