ⓘ Tantilla melanocephala

                                     

ⓘ Tantilla melanocephala

Tantilla melanocephala may attain a total length of 50 cm 20 in, which includes a tail 10 cm 3.9 in long.

Dorsally, it is pale brown or red, and some specimens have 3 or 5 narrow brown stripes. The top of the head and neck are black or dark brown. Below, it is yellowish-white.

Dorsal scales smooth, without apical pits, and arranged in 15 rows at mid-body.