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Yaqui Black-headed Snake (Tantilla yaquia)

Created: June 23rd, 2014 - 10:58 AM
Last Modified: December 7th, 2014 - 05:20 PM
Entered by: Terrence Cox
Record 192442
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona
County:
Santa Cruz County
Time:
2014-05-26 20:40:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Sub-Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Road cruising
Habitat:
oak woodland/pine
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
69.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
Waning Crescent
Elevation:
5100.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Taking my nephew road cruising. Thought this was T. wilcoxi at first, because of the elevation, but it didn't have the neck ring. Closer inspection made me think it was Smith's. Interesting find.

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Comments

Posted by Terrence Cox on Dec 07, 2014 at 05:22 PM

I changed my opinion to T. yaquia, because of recent developments suggesting that T. yaquia inhabits the lower to mid-elevations in the Santa Ritas. I now know there are actually three Tantilla species in the Santa Rita Mountains, although T. hobartsmithi is probably the rarest above the desert habitat.