Florida crowned snake

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

Range and Habitat: The Florida Crowned Snake is primarily restricted to Florida and has only been found in a few locations in extreme southern Georgia . They are found in well-drained sandhills and hammocks and are often associated with longleaf pine or turkey oak scrub habitat. More

Range (see map on left): The Florida Crowned Snake occurs primarily in central Florida, but scattered populations are also found along the southwestern coast of the state. Habitat: The species is found in sandy soils including sand dunes, pine forest on sandy soils, sandhills and dunes. More

There are two subspecies of the Florida Crowned Snake in Florida both of which are very small. The average size of an adult Florida Crowned Snake is 7-10 inches (18-24 cm). Adults have a black head but the rest of their bodies are completely tanned. More

the Florida Crowned Snake (Tantilla relicta), but in T. relicta the light neck band is usually absent or less distinct, and the species is only found in extreme southern Georgia and Florida. More

The Florida Crowned Snake occurs in middle and northern Florida and not in extreme southern Florida. There is usually a distinct light band dividing the black of the head and the neck. More

The Florida crowned snake, Tantilla relicta, can be found by looking under cover in the xeric hammock habitats just inside the refuge entrance. skingt. More

The Florida Crowned 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 Central Florida crowned snake, which lives in sand hill systems with semiarid climates, poses a double mystery: How did it get here and are there any left? Scientists have only a single dead specimen recently discovered More

Florida crowned snake (Tantilla relicta) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: http://gapmap.nbii.gov/generatemap. More

Common names

florida crowned snake in English - English
relicta: Peninsula Crowned Snake in English - English

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Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Tantilla
Species : Tantilla relicta
Authority : Telford, 1966