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Family: Colubridae Order: Squamata Class: Reptilia
DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY
Joshua Tree National Park Wildlife
Western Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei Creosote bush scrub and pinyon-juniper woodlands (common) Desert Patch-nosed Snake ...
Death Valley Snakes
Western Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei Nocturnal; mid-elevations of park Western Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata ...
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Reptiles of Arizona
Long-nosed Snake - Rhinocheilus lecontei Maricopa County, AZ. Long-nosed Snake - Rhinocheilus ...
Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei - Western Long-nosed Snake
Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei - Western Long-nosed Snake ... Genus, Rhinocheilus, Long-nosed Snakes. Species, lecontei, Long-nosed Snake. Subspecies ...
wildherps.com - Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)
Western Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei). We saw three of these attractive snakes by flashlight at night, two adults and one juvenile. ...
The Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) is a species of non-venomous colubrid snake. It is the only species in the genus Rhinocheilus, ...
Rhinocheilus lecontei, the Long-Nosed Snake
Rhinocheilus lecontei - Western Long-Nosed Snake Photos by Chris Brown. Scientific name: Rhinocheilus lecontei. Rhinocheilus lecontei - Western Long-Nosed ...
Reptiles: Longnose snake (Rhinocheilus) bibliography
A New Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) from Isla Cerralvo, Baja California Sur ... Range extension of the long-nosed snake Rhinocheilus l. lecontei, ...
Rhinocheilus lecontei tesselatus - Texas Long-nosed Snake
Rhinocheilus lecontei tesselatus - Texas Long-nosed Snake. Click on a picture for a larger view. Adult, Terrell County, Texas. Adult, Terrell County, Texas ...
Rhinocheilus lecontei. rule. thumbnail. Context. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes ...
Long Nosed Snake
Long Nosed Snake (Long Nosed Snake) Rhinocheilus lecontei ... The long nosed snakes of the genus Rhinocheilus. Trans. San Diego Soc. Nat. Hist. 9:289-332. ...
The Tucson Herpetological Society
Western Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei. photo by Robert L. Bezy and Kathryn Bolles. Western Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei ...
Photo by Chris Brown
Photo by Chris Brown
Scientific name: Rhinocheilus lecontei
Common name: Western Long-Nosed Snake
Size: 18.9-29.5 in (48-75 cm)
Distinguishing sharacters: A slender species; cream ground color; black dorsal saddles with red interspaces; cream or yellow venter; black spotting on a white head; black saddles speckled with white on the sides; very pointed snout; countersunk lower jaw; anterior portion of subcaudal scales undivided in most individuals.
Juveniles: Banding more pronounced; speckling on sides faint or absent.
Similar species: Lampropeltis getula: Have banding completely around body; all subcaudals divided; rounded snouts; lack countersunk lower jaw.
Additional notes: A gentle species that vibrates tail when annoyed. Some individuals may hemorrhage from the cloaca and excrete musk when handled.