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Snakes in Arizona

The state of Arizona is the native home to 52 species of snake including 13 species of rattle snakes, more than found in any other state. Snakes from the colubrid, elapidae, and the viperidae families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Arizona

(V): Venomous

(WCS): Wildlife of Special Concern in Arizona
Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Arizona Coral Snake Micruroides euryxanthus euryxanthus None None
Arizona Glossy Snake Arizona occidentalis noctivaga None None
Arizona Mountain King Snake Lampropeltis pyromelena pyromelena None None
Banded Rock Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus molosus molosus None None
Blind Snake Leptotyphlops humilis None None
California King Snake Lampropeltis getula californiae Concern None
Chihuahuan Black-headed Snake Tatilla wilcoxi None None
Coachwhip, Red Masticophis flagellum piceus Concern None
Colorado Desert Shovel-nosed Snake Chionactis occipitalis annulata None None
Desert Glossy Snake Arizona occidentalis eburnata None None
Desert Hooknose Snake Gyalopion quadrangulare None None
Desert King Snake Lampropeltis getula splendida None None
Desert Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus edwardsi None None
Desert Night Snake Hypsiglena torquata deserticola None None
Desert Patch-nose Snake Salvadora hexalepis hexalepis None None
Desert Striped Whipsnake Masticophis taeniatus taeniatus None None
Grand Canyon Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus viridis abyssus None None
Great Basin Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer deserticola None None
Great Basin Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus viridis lutosus None None
Green Rat Snake Senticolis triaspis intermedia None None
Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata Concern None
Hopi Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus viridis nuntius None None
Mexican Black-headed Snake Tatilla atriceps None None
Mexican Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus kennerlyi None None
Mexican Vine Snake Oxybelis aeneus None None
Mojave Patch-nose Snake Salvadora hexalepis mojavensis None None
Mojave Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus scutalatus scutulatus None None
Mojave Shovel-nose Snake Chionactis occipitalis occipitalis None None
Mountain Patch-nose Snake Salvadora grahamiae grahmiae None None
Narrowhead Garter Snake Thamnophis rufipunctatus Concern None
Northern Mexican Garter Snake Thamnophix eques megalops None None
Organ Pipe Shovel-nose Snake Chionactis palarostris organica None None
Painted Desert Glossy Snake Arizona elegans philipi None None
Prairie Rattlsnake Crotalus viridis viridis None None
Regal Ring-neck Snake Diadophis punctatus regalis None None
Ridge-nose Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus willardi, (willardi), (obscurus) Not Listed

Threatened
WSC
Rosy Boa Lichanura trivirgata Concern None
Saddled Leaf-nosed Snake Phyllorhynchus browni None None
Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes None None
Sonoran Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer affinis None None
Sonoran Lyre Snake Trimorphodon biscutatus lambda Concern None
Sonoran Whipsnake Masticophis bilineatus bilineatus None None
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus None None
Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake Phyllorhynchus decurtatus None None
Spotted Night Snake Hypsiglena torquata ochrorhyncha None None
Tiger Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus tigris None None
Tucson Shovel-nose Snake Chionactis occipitalis klauberi Review None
Twin-spotted Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus pricei pricei None None
Utah Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum taylori None None
Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans vagrans None None
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus atrox None None
Western Hooknose Snake Gyalopion canum None None
Western Long-nose Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei None None
Yaqui Black-headed Snake Tatilla yaquia None None
Yellow-bellied Racer Coluber mormon None None
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