Arizona elegans is a species of small, slender, and cylindrical snake. It is typically light brown in color with dark brown or black blotches along its back. It has a distinct white or yellowish stripe running along its sides. It is found in the southwestern United States, primarily in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is a terrestrial species that prefers to inhabit dry, rocky areas. Its lifespan is typically between 5 and 10 years. Its current population is stable, but it is threatened by habitat destruction and fragmentation.
Name Origin: Arizona elegans is a species of small, flightless grasshopper native to the southwestern United States. It was first described by American entomologist Charles Thomas Brues in 1910. The species name elegans is derived from the Latin word for "elegant" or "graceful", likely referring to the species' slender body and long antennae.
Related Species: Cnemidophorus inornatus, Cnemidophorus tigris, Cnemidophorus velox, Cnemidophorus uniparens