glossy snake


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Synonyms for glossy snake

nocturnal burrowing snake of western United States with shiny tan scales

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The purpose of this study was to examine 6 species of colubrid snakes from California for helminths: the glossy snake, Arizona elegans; western shovelnose snake, Chionactis occipitalis; coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum; striped racer, Masticophis lateralis; spotted leafnose snake, Phyllorhynchus decurtatus; and longnose snake, Rhinocheilus lecontei.
Reproduction in the glossy snake, Arizona elegans (Serpentes: Colubridae) from California.
The glossy snake, Arizona elegans Kennicott 1859 is a wide-ranging species that occurs in the southwestern United States from southwestern Nebraska and east Texas to central California, southern Utah to southern Baja California, southern Sinaloa and San Luis Potosi, Mexico from below sea level to 1830 m; it inhabits desert, sagebrush flats, grassland, chaparral and woodland (Stebbins 1985).
Later on, David said he planned to search for crickets to feed his pet frogs and lizards to feed his pet glossy snakes, Mr.