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A Survey of the Herpetofauna of the Comanche National Grasslands in Southeastern Colorado

Appendix 7:

Photographs of selected habitat and species of amphibians and
reptiles observered during the 1995-1997 field seasons


JPG -- Texas night snake
Texas night snake (Hypsiglena torquata janii). Night snakes are secretive rear-fanged snakes which specialize on lizard prey. Enlarged rear teeth on the maxilla help conduct venom into prey tissues, facilitating handling and digestion. These snakes are occasionally found in Cottonwood Canyon (southern section) and along bluffs north of David Canyon Road (northern section).
JPG -- Common kingsnake
Common kingsnake (Lanmpropeltis getulus holbrookia/splendida integrade). This large kingsnake (preserved) has rarely been recorded in Colorado. We have demonstrated its presence in Bent, Las Animas and Otero counties, and it is likely found on the Comanche National Grasslands (both sections).

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