GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

California Mountain Kingsnake   Lampropeltis zonata

Species Code: LAZO

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Predicted Distribution
Reptiles do not migrate as some birds and mammals, so the colored areas depict the predicted range for the California Mountain Kingsnake year-round. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project.

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Distribution and Habitat Requirements
This species occurs in Southwest Oregon and along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington and is found in oak and pine forests under and inside rotting logs. It eats lizards, rodents and eggs. In Washington, this species is restricted to the Columbia River Gorge. It is either very secretive or exists at very low densities because extensive field studies have found only a very few individuals.

The Southwest and Southeast Cascades ecoregions were selected. Oak, Interior Douglas-fir, Ponderosa Pine and Western Hemlock zones were core. Good habitats were cliffs, riparian areas (areas along rivers and streams) and all stages of open and closed-canopy hardwood forests.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Amphibians and Reptiles Volume by Karen Dvornich

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