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Mexican Pine Snake






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The Group Mexican Pine Snakes has the following species/subspecies:

     Mexican Pine Snake  Pituophis deppei deppei

    Northern Mexican Pine Snake - Pituophis deppei jani

     Striped Mexican Pine Snake - Pituophis lineaticollis lineaticollis

    Guatemalean Pine Snake - Pituophis lineaticollis gibsoni

This group is ditributed in Mexico and Guatemala

Distribution      Distribution map [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

 In the north of Mexico lives the species Pituophis deppei, in the south it overlaps with the nominat form of Pituophis lineaticollis. Further in direction Middle America, but with a distance, lives the ssp. Pituophis lineaticollis gibsoni.


 These snakes are medium stong animals, wich only seldomly reach 2m. These species have dark saddle spots, lineaticollis tending to production of stripes. The mainly colors are brown and yellow-tones, white and orange, too. In head scalation those ssp. can be differ good to the North American Pituophis: Those mexican sp. have only 2 Präfrontalia.


The Mexican pine snakes inhabit mountain areas between 1500 and aprox. 2500m.

Way of life

 Only little is known, those animals live very secretiv.


 The Mexican pine snakes feed upon rodents. Their young sometimes eat lizards, too.


 Those Mexican animals make a hibernation of some month.


In late summer the young snakes hatch. Then they have a lenght of 35 to 45 cm. The pattern then resemble mostly the adults.

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