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Diadophis punctatus

Ringneck Snake

Venomous 💀💀 Harmful bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 75 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2134 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Diadophis punctatus  ENGLISH American Ringneck Snake, Anthony's Ringneck Snake, Baby King Snake, Big Bend Ringneck Snake, Blue Racer, Collared Snake, Dugès Ringneck Snake, Eastern Ringneck Snake, Edward's Ringneck Snake, Fodder Snake, King Snake, Little Black And Red Snake, Little Grey Snake, Lower California Ringneck Snake, Mexican Ringneck Snake, Northeastern Ringneck Snake, Northern Ringneck Snake, Ring Snake, Ringed Neck Snake, Ringed Necked Snake, Ringed Snake, Ringneck Snake, Small Black And Red Snake, Small Red And Black Snake, South Todos Island Ringneck Snake, Texan Ringneck Snake, Texas Ringneck Snake, Trans Pecos Ringneck Snake, Yellow Belly Ring Snake, FRENCH Couleuvre à Collier, Couleuvre Punctuée, Ponctuée, GERMAN Halsbandnatter, Nördliche Ringhalsnatter, Ringhalsnatter, SPANISH Culebra De Collar, Culebra De Collar De Anthony, Culebra De Collar De Dugès, Víbora Collareja ref
Diadophis punctatus punctatus ENGLISH Common Ringneck Snake, Eastern Ringneck Snake, Punctated Viper, Red Viper, Ring Snake, Ringneck Snake, Southeastern Ringneck Snake, Southern Ringneck Snake, GERMAN Südliche Ringhalsnatter ref
Diadophis punctatus amabilis ENGLISH California Ringneck Snake, Pacific Ringneck Snake, Red Bellied Snake, Ringed Neck Snake, Spotted Ring Snake, Spotted Ringneck, Western Ringneck Snake ref
Diadophis punctatus arnyi ENGLISH Arny's Ringneck Snake, Blue Racer, Eastern Ringneck Snake, Ozark Ringneck Snake, Prairie Ringneck Snake, Ringed Neck Snake, Ringneck Snake, Sonoran Ringneck Snake, Spotted Ringneck Snake, Western Ringneck Snake ref
Diadophis punctatus dugesii ref
Diadophis punctatus edwardsii ENGLISH Northern Ringneck Snake ref
Diadophis punctatus modestus ENGLISH California Ringneck Snake, Los Angeles Ringneck Snake, Ringneck Snake, San Bernardino Ringneck Snake, Van Denburgh's Ringneck Snake, Western Ringneck Snake ref
Diadophis punctatus occidentalis ENGLISH Northwestern Ringneck Snake, Sonoma Ringneck Snake, Sonoran Ringneck Snake, Western Ringneck Snake ref
Diadophis punctatus pulchellus ENGLISH Beautiful Ring Snake, Beautiful Ringneck Snake, California Ringneck Snake, Coral Bellied Ringneck Snake, Coralbelly Ringneck Snake, Sierra Nevada Ringneck Snake, Sierran Ringneck Snake, Western Ringneck Snake ref
Diadophis punctatus regalis CENTRAL TARAHUMARA Dawiri Sa Na, Rawiri Sa Na, ENGLISH Arizona Ringneck Snake, Midday Snake, Regal Ringneck Snake, Ring Snake, Sonoran Ringneck Snake, Southwestern Ringneck Snake, Thimble Snake, Western Ringneck Snake, SPANISH Culebra De Collar Real ref
Diadophis punctatus similis ENGLISH Blanchard's Ringneck Snake, California Ringneck Snake, San Diegan Ringneck Snake, San Diego Ringneck Snake, South California Ringneck Snake, Southern California Ringneck Snake, Western Ringneck Snake, SPANISH Culebra De Collar De San Diego, Culebra De Collar San Diego ref
Diadophis punctatus stictogenys ENGLISH Common Little Ringneck Snake, Cope's Ringneck Snake, Eastern Ringneck Snake, Mississippi Ringneck Snake, Mississippi Valley Ringneck Snake, Ring Snake, Ringneck Snake, Southern Ringneck Snake, Texas Ringneck Snake ref
Diadophis punctatus vandenburgii ENGLISH Monterey Ringneck Snake, Santa Barbara Ringneck Snake, Van Denburgh's Ringneck Snake, Western Ringneck Snake ref
Diadophis punctatus acricus ENGLISH Key Ringneck Snake ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Dipsadidae

  • Dipsadidae
  • III. Subfamily Incertae_sedis (Dipsadidae)

  • not assigned to any subfamily
  • IV. Genus Diadophis

  • Ringneck snakes
  • V. Species Diadophis punctatus

  • Ringneck Snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 2650
Look up complete taxonomic records of Diadophis punctatus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).