Thamnophis proximus

Western Ribbonsnake


WESTERN RIBBON SNAKE Thamnophis proximus (Say, 1823)  

STATUS:  Common

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise

HABITAT:  Permanent water in all habitat areas

SUBSPECIES:  Western Ribbon Snake [T. p. proximus (Say, 1823)] and Red-striped Ribbon Snake (T. p. rubrilineatus Rossman, 1963)

COMMENTS:  The red-striped ribbon snake (T. p. rubrilineatus) occurs in the Southwestern part of the Metroplex.