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Western Patch-nosed Snake
Family: Colubridae Order: Squamata Class: Reptilia
DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY
The western patch-nosed snake is widely distributed throughout the lowlands, up to 2120
m (7000 ft), of southern California from the coast to the eastern border. The species ranges
north in desert habitats through Owens Valley, and also occurs in the vicinity of Honey Lake,
Lassen Co. It is found in coastal chaparral, desert scrub, washes, sandy flats and rocky
areas. It seems to be more common in coastal areas than desert but there is little information
on abundance (Bogert 1939, 1945, Stebbins 1954).
Side-blotched Lizard - Desert Wildlife
Snake predators include rattlesnakes and sidewinders, coachwhips, racers, gopher snakes, kingsnakes, patch-nosed snakes, long-nosed snakes and night snakes. ...
Joshua Tree National Park Wildlife
Mojave Patch-nosed Snake Salvadora hexalepis mojavensis Most common on sandy valley floors; northern section (common) Smith’s Black-headed Snake ...
Bogert, C. M. 1939. Notes on snakes of the genus Salvadora with a redescription of a neglected Mexican species. Copeia 1939:140-147.
Bogert, C. M. 1945. Two additional races of the patch-nosed snake, Salvadora hexalepis. Am. Mus. Novitates, 1285:1-14.
Fitch, H. S. 1970. Reproductive cycles in lizards and snakes. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. Misc. Publ. 52:1-247.
Stebbins, R. C. 1954. Amphibians and reptiles of western North America. McGraw-Hill, New York. 536pp.
Stebbins, R. C. 1985. A field guide to western reptiles and amphibians. 2nd ed., revised. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 336pp.
California Department of Fish and Game. California Interagency Wildlife Task Group.
wildherps.com - Western Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora hexalepis)
When I was ascertaining this snake's identity, I noticed that according to Stebbins there were two species of patch-nosed snakes recorded for the Sedona ...
eNature.com Nature Guides
Western Patch-nosed Snake Salvadora hexalepis. © Karl H. Switak. This fast-moving, agile species is active much of the day. After warming in the morning sun ...
Western Patch-nosed Snake Photos - Western Patch-nosed Snakes
...See pictures of both venomous and nonvenomous snakes found in the Greater Phoenix area (Maricopa County) including the Western Patch-nosed Snake .
Western Patch-Nosed Snake (Salvadora hexalepis)
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Western Patchnose Snake
Western Patch-nosed Snakes are very active in the daytime, like racers and whipsnakes. They are mostly ground-dwellers and move rapidly. ...
Reptiles of Arizona
DIET: The Western Patch-nosed Snake actively forages for lizards, mice and other small mammals, reptile eggs, and birds. REPRODUCTION: Mating takes place in ...
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
The western patch-nosed snake, Salvadora hexalepis, occurs in desert regions of the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Utah, the species occurs only ...
The San Bernardino County Museum
The Western Patch-nosed Snake is a medium sized snake that bears a large patch-like rostral scale at the tip of its snout. This snake is found in desert ...
Western Patch-nosed Snake
Photo by Chris Brown