SERPENTES — Snakes

Colubridae
Glossy Snake Arizona elegans Kennicott (in Baird), 1859: 18 — SINC
North American Racer Coluber constrictor Linnaeus 1758
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster (Harlan 1827)
Western Milksnake/Eastern Milksnake complex Lampropeltis gentilis/triangulum (Baird and Girard 1853)/(LaCépède, 1788)
Speckled Kingsnake Lampropeltis holbrooki (Stejneger 1903)
Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum (Shaw 1802)
Rough Greensnake Opheodrys aestivus (Linnaeus 1766)
Smooth Greensnake Opheodrys vernalis (Harlan, 1827)
Great Plains Ratsnake Pantherophis emoryi (Baird & Girard 1853)
Western Ratsnake Pantherophis obsoletus (Say 1823)
Gophersnake Pituophis catenifer (Blainville 1835)
Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei Baird & Girard 1853 — SINC
Great Plains Groundsnake Sonora episcopa (Kennicott, in Baird 1859)
Flat-headed Snake Tantilla gracilis Baird & Girard 1853
Plains Black-headed Snake Tantilla nigriceps Kennicott 1860

Crotalidae
Eastern Copperhead/Broad-banded Copperhead complex Agkistrodon contortrix/laticinctus (Linnaeus, 1766)/(Gloyd & Conant 1934)
Northern Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus (Lacepede 1789) — SINI
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox Baird & Girard 1853 — SINI — Introduced
Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus Linnaeus, 1758 — SINC
Prairie Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis (Rafinesque 1818)
Western Massasauga Sistrurus tergeminus (Say 1823)

Dipsadidae
Western Wormsnake Carphophis vermis (Kennicott [in Baird], 1859)
Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus (Linnaeus 1766)
Plains Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus Baird and Girard 1852 — SINC
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos Latreille (in Sonnini and Latreille) 1801 — SINC
Chihuahuan Nightsnake Hypsiglena jani (Dugès 1865) — SINC

Leptotyphlopidae
New Mexico Threadsnake Rena dissecta (Cope 1896) — Threatened

Natricidae
Rough Earthsnake Haldea striatula (Linnaeus 1766) — SINC
Plain-bellied Watersnake Nerodia erythrogaster (Forster 1771)
Diamond-backed Watersnake Nerodia rhombifer (Hallowell 1852)
Common Watersnake Nerodia sipedon (Linnaeus 1758)
Graham's Crayfish Snake Regina grahamii Baird & Girard 1853
Dekay's Brownsnake Storeria dekayi (Holbrook 1836)
Red-bellied Snake Storeria occipitomaculata (Storer 1839) — SINC
Checkered Gartersnake Thamnophis marcianus (Baird & Girard 1853) — Threatened
Western Ribbonsnake Thamnophis proximus (Say 1823)
Plains Gartersnake Thamnophis radix (Baird & Girard 1853)
Common Gartersnake Thamnophis sirtalis (Linnaeus 1758)
Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum (Hallowell 1856)
Smooth Earthsnake Virginia valeriae Baird & Girard 1853 — SINC


OTHER SPECIES

Boidae
Boa Constrictor Boa constrictor Linnaeus 1758 — Accidental

Colubridae
Western Foxsnake Pantherophis ramspotti (Crother, White, Savage, Eckstut, Graham, and Gardner 2011) — Possible

Crotalidae
Mojave Rattlesnake Crotalus scutulatus (Kennicott 1861) — Accidental
Pygmy Rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius (Linnaeus 1766) — Possible

Natricidae
Black-necked Gartersnake Thamnophis cyrtopsis (Kennicott 1860) — SINI — Questionable
Terrestrial Gartersnake Thamnophis elegans (Baird & Girard 1853) — Possible

Travis W. Taggart © 2019 — Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University