Arizona Mountain Kingsnake

Lampropeltis pyromelana

 

 

I work with three of the four subspecies, or two of the three subspecies, depending on if you accept woodini as a valid subspecies.  Sometimes referred to (Markel) as the Sonoran Mountain Kingsnakes, as a group.  There is quite a difference between populations and/or subspecies.  My most Northern one would by L. p. pyromelana. They have a tendency towards more bands, narrower white, while the woodini have slightly fewer bands and wider white.

See my article "Captive Breeding of the Durango Mountain Kingsnake and the Arizona Mountain Kingsnake" for an in depth discussion.

Other animals in the L. pyromelana group:

Applegate Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (L. p. pyromelana)
Tarahumara Mountain Kingsnake (L. p. knoblocki)

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