The following is my lifelist of Snakes, the names that are linked (underlined) have pictures from the field associated with them.  These photo books online make it possible to look into the world of these snakes without having to search through different books or other resoures.  Simply click on one of the links below to see field photos of a species.                                             




FAMILY BOIDEA                                              

    Subfamily Boinae (Boas)


          Boa Constrictor  - Boa constrictor

          Rainbow Boa - Epicrates cenchria


    Subfamily Erycinae (Sand Boas)


          Northern Rubber Boa - Charina bottae

Desert Rosy Boa - Charina trivirgata gracia

Coastal Rosy Boa  - Charina trivirgata roseofusca


    Subfamily Pythoninae (Pythons)         


Water Python - Liasis fuscus

Olive Python  - Liasis olivaceus 

Jungle Carpet Python  - Morelia spilota mcdowelli


FAMILY COLUBRIDAE                                     

    Subfamily Colubrine                          

Desert Glossy Snake  - Arizona occidentalis eburnata

California Glossy Snake  - Arizona occidentalis occidentalis

Arizona Glossy Snake  - Arizona occidentalis noctivaga

Brown Tree Snake  - Boiga irregularis

Colorado Desert Shovel-nosed Snake  - Chionactis occipitalis annulata

Wetern (Yellow-bellied) Racer  -   Coluber mormon

(Eastern) Yellow-bellied Racer  -   Coluber constrictor flaviventris

Everglades Racer  - Coluber constrictor paludicola

Common Tree Snake  - Dendrelaphis punctulata

Texas Ratsnake  - Elaphe obsoleta lindheimerii  

Green Ratsnake  – Senticolis triaspis

Blunt-headed Tree Snake  - Imantodes cenchoa

California Kingsnake  - Lampropeltis getula californiae 

Desert Kingsnake  – Lampropeltis getula splendida

Speckled Kingsnake  - Lampropeltis getula holbrooki

Northern Cat-eyed Snake  - Leptodeira septentrionalis

Parrot Snake  - Leptophis ahaetulla

Red Coachwhip (Racer)  - Masticophis flagellum piceus

Western Coachwhip  - Masticophis flagellum testaceus

California Striped Racer  - Masticophis lateralis lateralis

Striped Whipsnake - Masticophis taeniatus taeniatus

Sonoran Whipsnake  - Masticophis bilineatus 

Blotched Water Snake  - Nerodia erythrogaster transversa

Broad-banded Water Snake  - Nerodia fasciata confluens  

Florida Water Snake - Nerodia fasciata pictiventris

Diamondback Water Snake - Nerodia rhombifer

Northern Water Snake  - Nerodia sipedon 

Florida Green Water Snake  - Nerodia floridana 

Brown Water Snake  - Nerodia taxispilota 

Rough Green Snake  - Opheodrys aestivus 

Mexican Vine Snake  - Oxybelis aeneus

Spotted Leafnose Snake  - Phyllorhynchus decurtatus 

Sonoran Gopher Snake - Pituophis catenifer affinis

San Diego Gopher Snake  - Pituophis catenifer annectens

Pacific Gopher Snake  - Pituophis catenifer catenifer

Central Baja California Gopher Snake  - Pituophis vertebralis bimars

Bird-eating Snake - Pseustes poecilonotus   - NEW!    

Western Longnose Snake  - Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei 

Desert Patch-nosed Snake - Salvadora hexalepis hexalepis

Coast Patch-nosed Snake - Salvadora hexalepis virgulea

Cloudy Snail-eating Snake  - Sibon nubulata

Ground Snake - Sonora semiannulata

Texas Brown Snake  - Storeria dekayi texana

Mexican Black-headed Snake - Tantilla atriceps

Flathead Snake - Tantilla gracilis

Western Black-headed Snake - Tantilla planiceps

Sierra Garter Snake (Western Aquatic) - Thamnophis couchii couchii

Western Black-necked Gartersnake - Thamnophis cyrtopsis cyrtopsis

Mountain Gartersnake - Thamnophis elegans elegans

Coast Gartersnake  - Thamnophis elegans terrestris

Two-striped Gartersnake  - Thamnophis hammondii

Western (red-striped) Ribbon Snake  - Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus

Valley Gartersnake - Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi

Black-necked Garter Snake  – Thamnophis cyrtopsis

Eastern Garter Snake  - Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis

Eastern Ribbon Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis sauritus

California Lyre Snake  - Trimorphodon biscutatus lyrophanes 

Sonoran Lyre Snake  - Trimorphodon biscutatus lambda 

Keelback Water Snake  - Tropidonophis mairii


    Subfamily Dipsadinae                        


San Diego Ringneck Snake  - Diadophis punctatus similis

Regal Ringneck Snake  - Diadophis punctatus regalis

Sonoran Night Snake  - Hypsiglena torquata chlorophaea

Desert Night Snake – Hypsiglena torquata deserticola

San Diego Night Snake  - Hypsiglena torquata ochrorhyncha


FAMILY TYPHLOPIDAE                                               

    Subfamily Ramphotyphlops (Common Blind Snakes)


Brahminy Blind Snake  - Rhamphotyphlops braminus 


FAMILY ELAPIDAE                                          

    Subfamily Hydrophiinae


          Red-bellied Black Snake  - Pseudechis porphyricacus  

Desert Banded Sand Snake - Simoselaps bertholdi

Narrow-banded Shovel-nosed Snake  - Simoselaps fasciolatus   


    Subfamily Elapinae               


Common or Eastern Brown Snake  - Pseudonaja textilis    


FAMILY VIPERIDAE                                         

    Subfamily Crotalinae (Pit Vipers)        


Southern Copperhead  - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

Broad-banded Copperhead  - Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus

Western Cottonmouth  - Agkistrodon piscivorus

Florida Cottonmouth  - Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti 

Fer-de-lance  - Bothrops asper

Eyelash Viper - Bothriechis schlegelii  - New Pix!

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake  - Crotalus atrox

Sonoran Sidewinder  - Crotalus cerastes cercobombus

Colorado Desert Sidewinder  - Crotalus cerastes laterorepens

Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake  - Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus

Black-Tailed Rattlesnake  - Crotalus molossus molossus 

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake  - Crotalus oreganus helleri 

Red Diamond Rattlesnake  - Crotalus ruber ruber

Lucan Red Diamond Rattlesnake  - Crotalus ruber lucasensis

Mojave Rattlesnake  - Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus 

Tiger Rattlesnake  - Crotalus tigris 


    Subfamily Sistrurus (Pygmy Rattlesnakes and Massasaugas)


Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake  - Sistrurus miliarius barbouri    



Page last updated:  11-29-2012                                         


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