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Blackneck Garter SnakeThamnophis cyrtopsis
Brown SnakeStoreria dekayi
CoachwhipMasticophis flagellum
Common Garter SnakeThamnophis sirtalis
Common KingsnakeLampropeltis getula
Glossy SnakeArizona elegans
Gopher SnakePituophis catenifer
Ground SnakeSonora semiannulata
Lined SnakeTropidoclonion lineatum
Longnose SnakeRhinocheilus lecontei
Milk SnakeLampropeltis triangulum
Night SnakeHypsiglena torquata
Northern Water SnakeNerodia sipedon
Plains Black-headed SnakeTantilla nigriceps
Plains Garter SnakeThamnophis radix
RacerColuber constrictor
Rat SnakeElaphe guttata
Ringneck SnakeDiadophis punctatus
Rubber BoaCharina bottae
Smooth Green SnakeLiochlorophis vernalis
Southwestern Black-headed SnakeTantilla hobartsmithi
Striped WhipsnakeMasticophis taeniatus
Texas Blind SnakeLeptotyphlops dulcis
Western Hognose SnakeHeterodon nasicus
Western Ribbon SnakeThamnophis proximus
Western Terrestrial Garter SnakeThamnophis elegans




We are pleased to be able to provide life history information directly from the following preeminent sources:

  • Fitzgerald, JP, Meaney, CA, Armstrong, DM. 1994. Mammals of Colorado. Niwot: Denver Museum of Natural History and University Press of Colorado.


  • Andrews, R, Righter, R. 1992. Colorado Birds. Denver: Denver Museum of Natural History.


  • Hammerson, GA. 2000. Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado, Revised Edition. Niwot: University Press of Colorado.


  • Woodling, J. 1984. Game Fish of Colorado. Denver: Colorado Division of Wildlife.


  • Woodling, J. 1985. Colorado's Little Fish. Denver: Colorado Division of Wildlife.



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