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CHIHUAHUAN LYRE SNAKE
Trimorphodon vilkinsonii

Chihuahan Lyre Snake - Trimorphodon vilkinsonii Trimorphodon   vilkinsonii     from     El   Paso   County,   Texas
                                                                                            Photo by Michael Price
Chihuahan Lyre Snake - Trimorphodon vilkinsonii Trimorphodon   vilkinsonii     from     Brewster   County,   Texas
                                                                    Photo by Rob Klockman


Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs only in Trans-Pecos Texas from Big Bend National Park northwestward along the Rio Grande River to El Paso and also in south-central New Mexico along both sides of the Rio Grande River.

Legal Status:  In Texas, Trimorphodon vilkinsonii is protected as a Threatened Species. It has no protected status in New Mexico.

Habitat of Trimorphodon vilkinsonii along FM 170 (River Road) in south Brewster County, Texas Habitat of Trimorphodon vilkinsonii along FM 170 (River Rd.) in Presidio County, Texas                                   Photo by Nathan Wells

Range of Trimorphodon vilkinsonii
Range of Trimorphodon vilkinsonii         Map by Tom Lott, SWCHR

Chihuahan Lyre Snake - Trimorphodon vilkinsonii Trimorphodon   vilkinsonii     from     Presidio   County,   Texas
                                                           Photo by Benjamin Stupavsky

Chihuahan Lyre Snake - Trimorphodon vilkinsonii Trimorphodon vilkinsonii (close-up of head)  from Presidio Co.,
Texas                                                  Photo by Benjamin Stupavsky





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