Rhadinaea flavilata is a slender, yellow-brown snake with a black head and a white chin. It is typically between 8 and 12 inches in length. It is found in the southeastern United States, primarily in Florida, and prefers moist, sandy habitats. Its lifespan is unknown, but it is believed to be relatively short. The current population of Rhadinaea flavilata is unknown, but it is believed to be declining due to habitat destruction.
Name Origin: Rhadinaea flavilata is a species of snake found in the southeastern United States. It was first described by American herpetologist Edward Hallowell in 1852. The genus name, Rhadinaea, is derived from the Greek words rhadinos, meaning "easy," and naias, meaning "nymph." The species name, flavilata, is derived from the Latin words flavus, meaning "yellow," and lata, meaning "wide." This likely refers to the yellowish-brown coloration of the snake.
Related Species: Rhadinaea marina, Rhadinaea decorata, Rhadinaea godmani, Rhadinaea borealis, Rhadinaea flavilineata