Phyllorhynchus browni — Saddled Leaf-nosed Snake
This handsome li'l snake comes in an assortment of hues. It was one of the more common serpents on the roads around Álamos.
In the close-up you can see the profile of the big funny scale on the snout that gives this genus its English name.
Here's a particularly beautiful specimen from a few days later.
- Phyllorhynchus browni account on The Reptile Database
- Phyllorhynchus browni account on Tucson Herpetological Society site
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