Night Snake

KANSAS: SINC
FEDERAL: N/A
Scientific Name: Hypsiglena torquata
CATEGORY: SINC
SPECIES CLASS: Reptiles
Date Listed:
Recovery Plan: No

Greg Sievert

SPECIES DESCRIPTION

The Night Snake has smooth scales, a divided anal scale, and eye pupils that slit vertically when exposed to strong light. This snake is gray or grayish yellow with 50-70 dark brown blotches on its back. There are three elongate brown blotches at the neck. Adults grow to 14-16 inches in length. Known populations are found in dry rocky areas in open terrain in the Red Hills of south-central Kansas near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.
Survey work has shown that this snake is one of the most common snakes within survey areas in the Red Hills.

SPECIES PROTECTION AND CRITICAL HABITATS: DESIGNATED CRITICAL HABITATS
The following counties contain critical habitat for Night Snake:
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