Baja California Lyre Snake

Trimorphodon lyrophanes
(Cope, 1860)
San Diego Co., California. March 30, 2012.

This subadult lyre snake was found under a flat rock on a rocky hillside. Formerly a subspecies of Trimorphodon biscutatus, it was elevated to species status in 2008.  See:

Devitt, Thomas J.; Travis J. LaDuc, and Jimmy A. McGuire 2008. The Trimorphodon biscutatus (Squamata: Colubridae) Species Complex Revisited: A Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Geographic Variation. Copeia 2008 (2): 370–387

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My Flickr album California 2012 is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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