Snakes of New Mexico
Scientific Common
Non-native Protected
COLUBRIDAE Colubrids
Arizona elegans elegans Kansas Glossy Snake
Arizona elegans philipi Painted Desert Glossy Snake
Bogertophis subocularis subocularis Northern Trans-Pecos Rat Snake
Coluber bilineatus Sonoran Whipsnake
Coluber constrictor flaviventris Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer
Coluber constrictor mormon Western Yellow-bellied Racer
Coluber flagellum linneatulus Lined Coachwhip
Coluber flagellum piceus Red Racer
Coluber flagellum testaceus Western Coachwhip
Coluber taeniatus taeniatus Desert Striped Whipsnake
Diadophis punctatus arnyi Prairie Ringneck Snake
Diadophis punctatus regalis Regal Ringneck Snake
Gyalopion canum Chihuahuan Hook-nosed Snake
Heterodon kennerlyi Mexican Hog-nosed Snake
Heterodon nasicus Plains Hog-nosed Snake
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
Hypsiglena jani texana Texas Nightsnake
Lampropeltis alterna Gray-Banded Kingsnake
Lampropeltis getula californiae California Kingsnake
Lampropeltis getula splendida Desert Kingsnake
Lampropeltis pyromelana pyromelana Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Lampropeltis triangulum celaenops New Mexico Milksnake
Nerodia erythrogaster transversa Blotched Water Snake
Opheodrys vernalis blanchardi Western Smooth Green Snake
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Rat Snake
Pituophis catenifer affinis Sonoran Gopher Snake
Pituophis catenifer deserticola Great Basin Gopher Snake
Pituophis catenifer sayi Bullsnake
Rhinocheilus lecontei Western Long-nosed Snake
Salvadora grahamiae grahamiae Mountain Patchnose Snake
Salvadora hexalepis deserticola Big Bend Patchnose Snake
Senticolis triaspis intermedia Northern Green Rat Snake
Sonora semiannulata semiannulata Variable Ground Snake
Tantilla hobartsmithi Smith's Black-Headed Snake
Tantilla nigriceps Plains Black-Headed Snake
Tantilla yaquia Yaqui Black-Headed Snake
Thamnophis cyrtopsis cyrtopsis Western Blackneck Garter Snake
Thamnophis elegans vagrans Wandering Garter Snake
Thamnophis eques megalops Brown (Mexican) Garter Snake
Thamnophis marcianus marcianus Checkered Gartersnake
Thamnophis proximus diabolicus Arid Land Ribbon Snake
Thamnophis radix Plains Garter Snake
Thamnophis rufipunctatus Narrow-Headed Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis dorsalis New Mexico Garter Snake
Trimorphodon lambda Sonoran Lyre Snake
Trimorphodon vilkinsonii Chihuahuan Lyre Snake
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake
CROTALIDAE Rattlesnakes
Crotalus atrox Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Crotalus cerberus Arizona Black Rattlesnake
Crotalus lepidus klauberi Banded Rock Rattlesnake
Crotalus lepidus lepidus Mottled Rock Rattlesnake
Crotalus molossus molossus Northern Black-Tailed Rattlesnake
Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus Mojave Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis Prairie Rattlesnake
Crotalus willardi obscurus New Mexico Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake
Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii Desert Massasauga
ELAPIDAE Cobras, Coral Snakes, Seasnakes, etc.
Micruroides euryxanthus euryxanthus Sonoran Coral Snake
LEPTOTYPHLOPIDAE Slender Blind Snakes
Leptotyphlops dissectus New Mexico Blind Snake
Leptotyphlops humilis segregus Trans-Pecos Blind Snake
Non-native Protected