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California Kingsnake - Lampropeltis californiae

Barila de California

(Blainville, 1835)

(= Lampropeltis getula californiae)

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California Kingsnake Glossy Snake
Adult from the Cape Region,
Baja California Sur
Banded adult from Baja California near Bahia San Luis Gonzaga © Stuart Young
California Kingsnake California Kingsnake
This adult with large dark speckles in the light bands was photographed a few miles south of Cabo Pulmo on the east side of the Cape in Baja Califonria Sur.
© Brock Dolman


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The Reptile Database

San Diego Natural History Museum

Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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