Kirtland's snake

The Kirtland's snake is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Kirtland's snake can be found in the southeastern most parts of Michigan, most of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and north central Kentucky. The species is considered rare throughout its range. In Michigan it is considered "endangered" and in Indiana it is considered "threatened. More

Kirtland's Snake is an endangered species of snake in North America. Its scientific name is Clonophis kirtlandii. It is a small, slender snake. Adults reach a length of 12-18 inches (30-46 cm). More

* Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) * Jared Potter Kirtland (1793–1877), U.S. naturalist * Roy Carrington Kirtland {1874-1941),U.S. Army officer and aviation pioneer Disambig gray. More

Kirtland's Snake is a reclusive species, spending large periods of time under objects or underground. Its diet is comprised of mainly earthworms and slugs, which helps explain its somewhat “secretive” behavior. During winter months Kirtland's Snakes often hibernate in crayfish burrows. More

Kirtland's Snake takes this behavior to the extreme; it can make itself completely flat and stiff, appearing as if it has been run over by a car! Young specimens are uniformly dark on the top and have a red belly. More

The Kirtland's Snake is a small (total adult length 14-24.5 in/36-62 cm, average 14-18 in/36-46 cm), reddish to dark brown snake with four rows of alternating dark, round blotches on the back and sides. More

Because Kirtland's Snakes are sometimes found around big cities they encounter development and pollution, and populations are continually being lost this way. More

Kirtland's Snake Clonophis kirtlandii At-a-Glance • Length: 14 - 18 inches • Peak Breeding Activity: May • Number of offspring: 4-15 • Typical Foods: earthworms and slugs Description More

Kirtland's Snake photo This snake has a limited range, and it is rare, local and declining in its remaining territory, centered around Indiana and much of Ohio. Also found in eastern and central Illinois and southern Michigan, and parts of north-central Kentucky. More

Kirtland's Snake Clonophis kirtlandii = enlarge + Kirtland More

Kirtland's Snake Clonophis kirtlandi Indiana Image | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 More

Kirtland's snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) Description: Kirtland's snake measures 14 to 18 inches in length. It is gray to reddish-brown in color, with two rows of small dark blotches along the back, and a row of larger dark blotches alongside these. More

KIRTLAND'S SNAKEDescription: This small snake has four rows of alternating dark, rounded blotches running down the back and sides; these blotches are often faded and indistinct in very young and old adult individuals. More

Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) Description: A small reddish brown snake with four rows of black (often indistinct) blotches down its back, and a black head. The belly is pink or red with a row of black dots along each side. More

Kirtland's snake is unlike any other found in Indiana. Not only is the species endangered, but is unique in habitat and appearance. More

Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandi) Identification: Snake 14 to 24 inches in length. Body brown to gray with two irregular rows of large, dark spots along the side. Top of head usually black. Lower side of body white. More

Kirtland's Snake is slender and has a brown or grayish ground color. Usually, there are two rows of alternating dark spots on either side of the side of the back, but these sometimes are difficult to see. More

The Kirtland's snake is slender and has a brown or grayish color. It's belly is red with a line of black spots running down each side. It is 14-18 inches long. The Kirtland's snake is named after Jared Potter Kirtland. More

Kirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) No photo of the Kirtland's Snake available. The Kirtland's Snake is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. More

The Kirtland's snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) is a state endangered species in Pennsylvania. Allegheny County was home to one of the largest historic populations, but Kirtland's snake is believed to be extirpated from the county due to human development and habitat destruction. More

Common names

kirtland's snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Clonophis
Species : Clonophis kirtlandii
Authority : KENNICOTT 1856