Northern Variable Sand Snake

Subgenus Chilomeniscus
Sonora cincta
(Cope 1861)
Ensenada, Mexico. April 21, 2018.

Found crossing the highway just west of Bahia de Los Angeles. In the Chilomeniscus subgenus, previously considered to be C. stramineus. In 2018, Sonora was elevated to a ‘supergenus’ containing Chilomeniscus, Chionactis, and Sonora as subgenera. For more information, see:

Cox et al., ‘Synopsis and taxonomic revision of three genera in the snake tribe Sonorini’
JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 2018 VOL. 52, NOS. 13–16, 945–988

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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