Night Snake

The Night Snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The California Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata nuchalata) is a species of small colubrid snake native to California. More

The Night Snake is at home in a wide variety of climates, from the temperate northwestern United States to tropical Mexico. Like other snakes that are active after dark, it has vertical pupils. It is seen most frequently crossing warm back roads at night. More

View the distribution of observed Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata) on a map Habitat: Rocky slopes and canyons sparsely vegetated with piñon-juniper woodland and/or various shrubs and grasses; occasionally found in flat plains grassland far from rocky slopes; a ground-dwelling species that seems to spend More

However, the Night Snake is one of the most rare snakes in Canada, and more restricted in range than rattlesnakes, so fewer people actually encounter this species Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Night Snake Rattler Head More

Night Snakes have vertical pupils. Chris_Brown_Night_Snake01_250.jpgHowever, Night Snakes have 4 key features that distinguish them from Rattlesnakes. More

Habitat: Night Snakes occur in a variety of habitats, including rocky and sandy areas from the desert flats to mountain meadows. Range: Distributed widely across the southern and western U.S. More

The Night Snake is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

The night snake is easily distinguished from the latter by a tail that tapers to a point and the absence of a rattle. The night snake has a pair of large, dark brown or black blotches on the neck immediately behind the head. More

distinguished from the Night Snake by the presence of a conspicuous triangular brown marking on the top of the head. Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata) Identification: Snake 12 to 26 inches in length. Body slender, color varying from yellow-brown to gray. More

The Night Snake ranges in size from 30cm to 66cm. This... More

Published by Lou on 2007/12/13 (490 reads)Mexican Night Snake Common Names: Tamaulipan Ratsnake, Mexican Night Snake, Night Snake Scientific Name: Pseudelaphe flavirufus flavirufus First Described: COPE, 1867 KINGDOM: Animalia PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Reptilia ORDER: Squamata SUBORDER: More

The Night Snake is on the Provincial Red List (CDC=G5 S1). COSEWIC lists the Desert Night Snake as Endangered (May 2001). More

Common names

Culebra-nocturna ojo de gato in Spanish - español
Nachtschlange in German - Deutsch
Night Snake in English - English
Nightsnake in English - English

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Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Hypsiglena
Species : Hypsiglena torquata
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