California Kingsnake
Lampropeltis getula californiae


DISTRIBUTION: In our region, Lampropeltis g. californiae occurs throughout the entire state of California, eastward across central and southern Nevada, across southern Utah and southward through the western two-thirds of the state of Arizona to the Mexican border. In southeastern Arizona, Lampropeltis g. californiae intergrades with Lampropeltis g. nigrita and Lampropeltis g. splendida.


NOTE: To learn more about the many naturally occurring aberrations of this species, please click here.

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