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Southeastern crown snake

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Scientific name  Tantilla coronata
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Family  Colubridae
Higher classification  Tantilla
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Similar  Snake, Florida crowned snake, Tantilla, Reptile, Virginia valeriae

The southeastern crown snake (Tantilla coronata) is a common species of small colubrid snake endemic to the southeastern United States.

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Geographic range

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It is found in Alabama, northwestern Florida, Georgia, extreme southern Indiana, western Kentucky, eastern Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and south-central Virginia.

Description

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It has a black head with a yellowish crossbar on the occiput, followed by a black collar 3 to 5 scales wide. The remainder of the dorsum is reddish brown, and the underside is whitish. It has smooth dorsal scales in 15 rows and a divided anal plate. Adults average 20–25 cm (8-10 inches) in total length.

Diet

It feeds on small invertebrates such as termites, worms, centipedes and earth-dwelling insect larvae.

Venom

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The crown snakes does possess a mild venom. The venom does not pose a threat to humans, but may cause some redness in the area and a white dot where the teeth entered the skin.

Reproduction

Females lay 1-3 eggs in the summer that hatch in the fall.

Conservation status

In Indiana, the southeastern crown snake is listed as an endangered species.

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References

Southeastern crown snake Wikipedia


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