Chilomeniscus cinctus


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Noun1.Chilomeniscus cinctus - a sand snake of southwestern United StatesChilomeniscus cinctus - a sand snake of southwestern United States; lives in fine to coarse sand or loamy soil in which it `swims'; banding resembles that of coral snakes
sand snake - small North American burrowing snake
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Species present in the Rincon Mountains, but that were not observed during our study, include snakes that rarely occur on the surface (e.g., Chilomeniscus cinctus, Leptotyphlops humilis, Tantilla hobartsmithi), species associated with bottoms of valleys (e.g., Gambelia wislizenii, Terrapene ornata, Phyllorhynchus browni), and species with specialized habitat requirements (e.g., Hemidactylus turcicus).
palorostris, Chilomeniscus cinctus), which use their blunt noses in the sand like a shovel, are almost exclusively desert species and feed on small invertebrates.