Northern Mexican Gartersnake
Thamnophis eques megalops
DISTRIBUTION: In our region, Thamnophis e. megalops occurs in isolated populations in central and southeastern Arizona and in southwestern New Mexico.
LEGAL STATUS: Thamnophis eques megalops is listed as an Endangered Species by the State of New Mexico and as a Protected species by the State of Arizona. It is currently a candidate for federal protection by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.