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Snake Species List


  Kingdom Animalia
      Phylum Chordata
        Class Reptilia
                  Order Squamata


Family Colubridae

eastern worm snake
Carphophis amoenus
Coluber constrictor
ringneck snake
Diadophis punctatus
black rat snake

Elaphe obsoleta

western fox snake
Elaphe vulpina
western mud snake
Farancia abacura
eastern hognose snake
Heterodon platirhinos
prairie kingsnake
Lampropeltis calligaster
common kingsnake
Lampropeltis getula
red milk snake
Lampropeltis triangulum syspila
yellowbelly water snake
Nerodia erythrogaster
diamondback water snake
Nerodia rhombifer
northern water snake
Nerodia sipedon
rough green snake
Opheodrys aestivus
Pituophis melanoleucus
Graham's crayfish snake
Regina grahamii
brown snake
Storeria dekayi
redbelly snake
Storeria occipitomaculata
western ribbon snake
Thamnophis proximus
common garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis
smooth earth snake
Virginia valeriae
Family Viperidae
Agkistrodon contortrix
Agkistrodon piscivorus
timber rattlesnake
Crotalus horidus
eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Not all snakes species found in Illinois are represented in this poster.

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