Southwest Reptiles and Amphibians


California Kingsnake - Lampropeltis californiae

(Blainville, 1835)

(= Western Black Kingsnake - Lampropeltis getula nigrita)
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(The exact taxonomy of this Southeast Arizona kingsnake has not been determined. It may prove to be a hybrid with L. splendida - Desert Kingsnake.)

California Kingsnake
Adult, Arizona. © Gary Nafis. Specimen courtesy of Randy Babb.
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