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NORTHERN MEXICAN GARTER SNAKE
Thamnophis eques megalops

Northern Mexican Garter Snake - Thamnophis eques megalops Thamnophis eques megalops  from  Yavapai  County,   Arizona
                                                              Photo by Danny Archibald
Northern Mexican Garter Snake - Thamnophis eques megalops Thamnophis eques megalops from  Yavapai  County,   Arizona
                                                              Photo by Danny Archibald

Thamnophis eques megalops
Range of Thamnophis eques megalops    Map by Tom Lott, SWCHR



Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs in isolated populations in central and southeastern Arizona and also 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.






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