Southwestern Blackhead Snake

The Southwestern Blackhead 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 Southwestern Blackhead Snake (Tantilla hobartsmithi) is a small species of colubrid snake native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The epithet hobartsmithi is in honor of American zoologist Hobart M. More

Range (see map below left): The Southwestern Blackhead Snake has an extensive, but patchy, distribution in the southwestern United States. The species extends from southwestern Texas into New Mexico, throughout much of Arizona and southeastern California. More

The Southwestern Blackhead Snake has a close, but disjunct range that does not overlap that of the Western Blackhead Snake (Tantilla planiceps) in southwestern California. More

Common names

Culebra-encapuchada del Suroeste in Spanish - espaƱol
southwestern black-headed snake in English - English
Southwestern Blackhead Snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Tantilla
Species : Tantilla hobartsmithi
Authority : Taylor 1936