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Smith's Black-headed Snake (Tantilla hobartsmithi)
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Southwestern Black-Headed Snake (Tantilla hobartsmithi)1

General Description: A small, pale snake with black on the top of the head.

Taxonomy: Colubrid Snakes Family (Colubridae)

Technical Description:



Southwestern Black-Headed Snake (Tantilla hobartsmithi)

Range: Occurs in disjunct populations across the southwestern deserts from California to Texas. In Nevada, this species occurs in western Clark County and southern Nye County (into Inyo County in California). Populations also occur in northwestern Arizona, southern Utah, and southern California.


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