English : Texas patchnose snake
French : Serpent à nez en bouclier du Texas
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow up to 90 cm in length. Fairly slender body with long head. Rostral scale well developed, hence the species’ name. Coloration is sandy beige on sides with two broad longitudinal blackish-brown lines on upper flanks.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in most of Texas and nearby Mexico down to north-central Mexico. Lives in arid and semi-arid prairies, woodlands, farmlands and grasslands.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN (as S. grahamiae)
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species can be very common in suitable habitat. It currently faces no known immediate threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known