Glossy Snakes are widespread in the Southwest and into the Great Plains to northeastern Colorado. Van Devender and Worthington (1977) described the habitat preferred by this snake as desertscrub and desert grassland.
Fig. 1. Eastern Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans). Photograph by Carl S. Lieb.
Late Wisconsin: New Water Mountains (Van Devender and Mead 1978); Picacho Peak (Van Devender et al. 1991); Upper Sloth Cave (Logan and Black 1970).
Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Conkling Cavern, Midden 2 (Harris 1993c); Fowlkes Cave (Parmley 1990); Deadman Cave (Mead et al. 1984); Howell's Ridge Cave (Van Devender and Worthington 1977).
Literature. Harris 1993c; Logan and Black 1970; Mead et al. 1984; Parmley 1990; Van Devender and Mead 1978; Van Devender and Worthington 1977; Van Devender et al. 1991.
Last Update: 16 Jan 2013