Lampropeltis pyromelana

Lampropeltis pyromelana, the Arizona mountain kingsnake, is a species of snake native to Arizona It can grow up to 36 inches 910 mm in length2


  • 1 Distribution and habitat
  • 2 Ecology
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Distribution and habitatedit

Within Arizona, L pyromelana has a discontinuous range extending from the extreme northwestern corner of the state, across the central mountain ranges and the Mogollon Rim, into the "sky island" mountain ranges of the southeast They can be found at elevations ranging from 3,000–9,000 feet 910–2,740 m in a variety of habitats from chaparral to conifer forests, often near streams or springs and associated with juniper woodland1


L pyromelana feeds on lizards, rodents and nestling birds3 It tends to spend the daytime among rocks, logs, or dense clumps of vegetation1


  1. ^ a b c Hammerson, GA & Mendoza-Quijano, F 2007 "Lampropeltis pyromelana" The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN 2007: eT63831A12720307 doi:102305/IUCNUK2007RLTST63831A12720307en Retrieved 10 November 2017 
  2. ^ "Lampropeltis Information" University of Pittsburgh Retrieved July 6, 2012 
  3. ^ Thomas C Brennan "Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake" Reptiles of Arizona Retrieved September 21, 2015 

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