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Baja California Night Snake (Eridiphas slevini)

Created: September 23rd, 2014 - 12:18 PM
Last Modified: September 23rd, 2014 - 10:18 PM
Entered by: Will Flaxington
Record 201838
Country:
Mexico
State:
Baja California Sur
County:
Loreto
Time:
2014-09-19 23:30:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Road cruising
Habitat:
Central Gulf Coast Region*
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
80.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
70%
Sky Conditions:
Few clouds
Moon Phase:
Waning Crescent
Elevation:
54.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Large adult; looks much like a typical Hypsiglena, but with bulbous Trimorphodon like eyes. Discovered at type location: Puerto Escondido.

*For definition of Central Gulf Coast Region, see GRISMER, L.L., 2002. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and Islands in the Sea of Cort├ęs. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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Comments

Posted by Will Flaxington on Sep 23, 2014 at 09:33 PM

Thanks. I was happy to find this species and I actually found it pretty easy. I only took one quick, 10-minute drive down the road with hopes of finding it, and BAM! I would have taken additional drives down the road the following nights but there was a security guard watching and I didn't want to wake him, again.

Posted by Janine McCabe on Sep 23, 2014 at 08:45 PM

I am enjoying all your Baja Cal Sur sightings. This one is especially nice.