Glossy Snake
Arizona elegans

Family Colubridae

Adults 30" to 56" in length. Color light brown, buff, cream, or yellowish, with median row of 50 - 60 darker blotches; similar but smaller blotches on sides. Moderately slender body, with smooth scales; snout sharp, with countersunk lower jaw. Single anal plate.
Elevation Range:
Below 5000' in eastern Colorado.
Subspecies in Colorado:
Arizona elegans elegans
  Glossy Snake
Photo from Hammerson, 1986.
Used with permission.
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Adams  Dolores  La Plata  Pitkin 
Alamosa  Douglas  Lake  ProwersH
Arapahoe  Eagle  Larimer  PuebloEB5
Archuleta  El Paso  Las AnimasH Rio Blanco 
BacaH Elbert  LincolnH Rio Grande 
BentH Fremont  LoganH Routt 
Boulder  Garfield  Mesa  Saguache 
Chaffee  Gilpin  Mineral  San Juan 
CheyenneH Grand  Moffat  San Miguel 
Clear Creek  Gunnison  MontezumaGAH4 Sedgwick * 
Conejos  Hinsdale  Montrose  Summit 
Costilla  Huerfano  Morgan *  Teller 
CrowleyJH1 Jackson  OteroH Washington * 
Custer  Jefferson  Ouray  Weld * 
Delta  KiowaJH1 Park  YumaH
Denver  Kit CarsonH Phillips * 

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