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SMOOTH GREEN SNAKE
Opheodrys (Liochlorophis) vernalis

Smooth Green Snake - Opheodrys (Liochlorophis) vernalis Opheodrys (Liochlorophis) vernalis  from Otero County,  NM
                                                                Photo by Chris Cirrincione

Distribution:  While this species is widespread throughout the northeastern U.S., in our region, Opheodrys (Liochlorophis) vernalis is known only from southeastern Texas, northern and southcentral New Mexico, and eastern Utah. It should be noted that it has been more than 30 years since a live Smooth Green Snake has been observed and documented in Texas. It is possible that the species no longer occurs in Texas.

Legal Status:  The Smooth Green Snake is listed as an Threatened Species in Texas and as a Species of Concern in Utah.





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