Longnose Snake

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

down and saw a little Western Longnose Snake coiled up on the front doormat. Wimpy, pathologically afraid of snakes, saw it too and began hysterically struggling and scratching me. I accidentally dropped the hysterical Wimpy and he unfortunately landed right on top of the snake. More

Western Longnose Snake in the Dead Grass = August 13, 2005, updated May 10, 2006 Thursday night, after I had captured the Western Longnose Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) that had somehow made it into the house, I grabbed More

The Longnose Snakes is generally cream to yellow with 20 to 30 black blotches that are speckled with white towards the belly. The black blotches are bordered by narrow white bands and separated by red blotches. More

westernlongnosebg: Western Longnose SnakeCOMMON NAME: Western Longnose Snake SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei DESCRIPTION: When alarmed, the longnose snake will vibrate its tail, writhe the hind part of its body, evert its More

Longnose snakes have survived more than 18 years in captivity. More

The longnose snake is found throughout the southwestern United States, in northern Baja California, and south to San Luis Potos More

of the longnose snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) in southwestern Idaho. Boise, Idaho: Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Technical Bulletin No. 95-18. Davis, J., and P.A. Medica. 1981. Geographic distribution: Rhinocheilus lecontei lecontei. Herpetological Review 12(2): 53. Frost, D., and S.Aird. 1978. More

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The Longnose Snake grows to a length of 22-30 inches. It has smooth scales, a single anal scale, and at least half the scales on the underside of the tail not divided into rows. More

I found this juvenile longnose snake on Highway 163 in Val Verde County on 02 July 2004, right around sunset. When it saw me approaching, it made a break for it into the grass. More

Some longnose snakes, for example, have prominent red blotches, and others have no red color at all. It was once thought that these black "clarus" snakes were a distinct subspecies - until 1963, when both types were found in the same clutch of eggs. More

Longnose Snake on Highway... Click to show "Longnose Snake" result 8 363 x 280 37 kb Long-Nosed Snake at the Riverbanks Zoo Columbia,... More

* Vietnamese longnose snake (Rhynchophis Boulenger) Vietnamese longnose snake (Rhynchophis Boulenger) = Get the Flash Player to see this clip... More

Generally the longnose snake is banded or blotched with black, white, and usually red, but red may be entirely absent in some individuals. The belly is cream or yellowish with some dark spotting on the sides. The lower jaw is countersunk. More

The Longnose 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

Common names

Culebra narigona in Spanish - espaƱol
Long Nosed Snake in English - English
long-nosed snake in English - English
Longnose Snake in English - English
Nasennatter in German - Deutsch
Rhinocheilus lecontei in Dutch - Nederlands

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Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Rhinocheilus
Species : Rhinocheilus lecontei
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1853