Variable Sand Snake

Chilomeniscus fasciata
Cope, 1892
Baja Sur, Mexico. September 2, 2013.

Sand snakes were the most common find while road-cruising at night in Baja Sur.  This species was removed from synonymy with Chilomeniscus stramineus, and placed in the genus Sonora and the subgenus Chilomeniscus by:

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.

Baja Sur 2013 album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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