Slowinski's Cornsnake - Pantherophis slowinskii

Slowinski's Cornsnake

*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.


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Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.

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Species Range: 

Louisiana Range:  Much of west-central and central Louisiana, with sparse records from northern Louisiana, but absent from the Mississippi River floodplain.

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Global Conservation Status:  Slowinski’s Cornsnakes are listed as Data Deficient by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G4 (Apparently Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Slowinski’s Cornsnakes do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have only observed this species on three occasions. The first was on a road in Kisatchie National Forest (Natchitoches Parish) back in 2002. Regrettably I did not take any photos. I observed three individuals in Bienville Parish in 2015, one juvenile in the spring, and two adults in the fall. I observed another in Bienville Parish in 2016.

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