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Kingsnakes and milk snakes come in a kaleidoscopic array of colors and patterns. There are currently 8 recognized species of kingsnakes and milk snakes and a huge variety of subspecies whose taxonomical numbers vary according to the beliefs of the herpetologist. We will try to include both recognised subspecies and problematic subspecies in the scope of this work.

This page was launched in 1997 and is a colaborative effort designed to promote the captive breeding of snakes of the genus Lampropeltis (Shiny skin, in Latin), and dissemination of information pertinent to them at the scientific level as well. There are many authors and photographers who have contributed information to this page.

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Lampropeltis alterna - Gray-Banded Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis alterna

Gray-Banded Kingsnakes

Lampropeltis calligaster - Mole/Prairie Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis calligaster

Mole/Prairie Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis getula - Common Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis getula

Common Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis mexicana - Mexican Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis mexicana

Mexican Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis pyromelana - Arizona  Mountain Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis pyromelana

Arizona Mountain Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis ruthveni - Ruthvens Kingsnake
Lampropeltis ruthveni

Ruthvens Kingsnake
Lampropeltis triangulum - Milk Snakes
Lampropeltis triangulum

Milk Snakes
Lampropeltis zonata - California Mountain Kingsnakes
Lampropeltis zonata

California Mountain Kingsnakes

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Captive Breeding of Colubrid Snakes
The Mountain Kingsnake Enthusiast's Site
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