Common Name Glossy Snake
 Scientific Name Arizona elegans
 Total Body Length 178cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 9
 Venom Non-venomous 
 Distribution SW, MW, S
 Notes  

 Common Name Rosy Boa
 Scientific Name Charina trivirgata 
 Total Body Length 112cm 
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 5
 Venom Non-Venomous
 Distribution SW, MW, S
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Banded Sand Snake
 Scientific Name Chilomeniscus cinctus
 Total Body Length 29cm 
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 3
 Venom Mildly Venomous
 Distribution SW
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Western Shovel-nosed Snake
 Scientific Name Chionactis occipitalis
 Total Body Length 43cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 4
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution SW
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Sonoran Shovel-nosed Snake
 Scientific Name Chionactis palarostris
 Total Body Length 41cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 4
 Venom Mildly Venomous
 Distribution SW 
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Racer
 Scientific Name Coluber constrictor
 Total Body Length 191cm
 Reproduction Eggs 
 Number of Offspring 14
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes Found in an isolated population on the southeast of Arizona.

 

 Common Name Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus atrox
 Maximum Body Length 234cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Sidewinder
 Scientific Name Crotalus cerastes
 Maximum Body Length 82cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 9
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW
 Notes  

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