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Snakes of Arizona

Here is a list of 68 snakes that are found in Arizona.  Would you believe 17 of them are venomous??

to a person uninstructed in natural history,
a country or seaside stroll
is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art,
nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall.
Thomas H. Huxley


Arizona elegans philipi                                   Painted Desert Glossy Snake
Arizona occidentalis eburnata                      Desert Glossy Snake
Arizona occidentalis noctivaga                     Arizona Glossy Snake
Chilomeniscus cinctus                                   Banded Sand Snake
Chionactis occipitalis annulata                    Colorado Desert Shovel-nosed Snake
Chionactis occipitalis klauberi                      Tucson Shovel-nose Snake
Chionactis occipitalis occipitalis                   Mojave Shovel-nose Snake
Chionactis palarostris organica                    Organ Pipe Shovel-nose Snake
Coluber mormon                                             Yellow-bellied Racer
Crotalus atrox                                                  Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Crotalus cerastes                                             Sidewinder
Crotalus lepidus klauberi                               Banded Rock Rattlesnake
Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus                            Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake
Crotalus molosus molosus                            Black-tailed Rattlesnake
Crotalus pricei pricei                                      Twin-spotted Rattlesnake
Crotalus scutalatus scutulatus                     Mojave Rattlesnake
Crotalus tigris                                                 Tiger Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis abyssus                                Grand Canyon Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis lutosus                                 Great Basin Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis nuntius                                Hopi Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis viridis                                   Prairie Rattlsnake
Crotalus willardi                                            Ridge-nose Rattlesnake
Diadophis punctatus regalis                         Regal Ring-neck Snake
Gyalopion canum                                           Western Hooknose Snake
Gyalopion quadrangulare                             Desert Hooknose Snake
Heterodon nasicus kennerlyi                       Mexican Hognose Snake
Hypsiglena torquata deserticola                  Desert Night Snake
Hypsiglena torquata ochrorhyncha            Spotted Night Snake
Lampropeltis getula californiae                  California King Snake
Lampropeltis getula splendida                    Desert King Snake
Lampropeltis pyromelena pyromelena       Arizona Mountain King Snake
Lampropeltis triangulum taylori                 Utah Milk  Snake
Leptotyphlops humilis                                   Blind Snake
Lichanura trivirgata                                       Rosy Boa
Masticophis bilineatus bilineatus                Sonoran Whipsnake
Masticophis flagellum                                   Coachwhip
Masticophis taeniatus taeniatus                  Desert Striped Whipsnake
Micruroides euryxanthus euryxanthus       Arizona Coral Snake

Oxybelis aeneus                                              Mexican Vine Snake
Phyllorhynchus browni                                 Saddled Leaf-nosed Snake
Phyllorhynchus decurtatus                           Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake
Pituophis catenifer affinis                             Sonoran Gopher Snake
Pituophis catenifer deserticola                      Great Basin Gopher Snake
Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei                       Western Long-nose Snake
Salvadora deserticola                                      Big Bend Patch-nose Snake
Salvadora grahamiae grahmiae                    Mountain Patch-nose Snake
Salvadora hexalepis hexalepis                       Desert Patch-nose Snake
Salvadora hexalepis mojavensis                    Mojave Patch-nose Snake
Senticolis triaspis intermedia                        Green Rat Snake
Sistrurus catenatus edwardsi                         Desert Massasauga
Sonora semiannulata                                      Ground Snake
Tatilla atriceps                                                  Mexican Black-headed Snake
Tatilla wilcoxi                                                   Chihuahuan Black-headed Snake
Tatilla yaquia                                                    Yaqui Black-headed Snake
Thamnophix eques megalops                         Northern Mexican Garter Snake
Thamnophis elegans vagrans                         Wandering Garter Snake
Thamnophis rufipunctatus                             Narrowhead Garter Snake
Trimorphodon biscutatus lambd                   Sonoran Lyre Snake

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