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Tantilla nigriceps

Plains Blackhead Snake

Venomous ?💀? Unclear dangerousness ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 42.3 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 10 to 12.8 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • Unknown
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

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  • Fangs

  • rear-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

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Subspecies & Common Names

Tantilla nigriceps  ENGLISH Black Head Snake, Black Head Tantilla, Centipede Snake, Crowned Snake, Flat Head Snake, Great Plains Black Head Snake, Kennicott's Black Head Snake, Kirn's Dark Head Snake, Mitre Snake, Plains Black Head Snake, Plains Black Headed Snake, Plains Blackhead Snake, Plains Centipede Snake, Sand Snake, Sonora Tantilla, Sonoran Tantilla, Tantilla, Texas Black Head Snake, GERMAN Schwarzkopfnatter, PORTUGUESE Cabeça Preta Serrana, SPANISH Culebra Cabeza Negra De Los Llanos, Culebra Cienpiés ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Colubridae

  • Colubrids
  • III. Subfamily Colubrinae

  • Colubrids
  • IV. Genus Tantilla

  • Centipede snakes
  • V. Species Tantilla nigriceps

  • Plains Blackhead Snake
  • VI. snakeID

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Look up complete taxonomic records of Tantilla nigriceps (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).