Gila Ben -- Friendliest Gila Monster in the Grand Canyon State
Gila Ben

Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
The official Arizona state reptile is the ridge-nosed rattlesnake. This small snake grows no longer than 24 inches and lives only in the south central part of Arizona. It is dark brown to reddish-brown with many thin white stripes across its body. This rattlesnake gets its name from a unique ridge of raised scales on its nose.

The Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake was the last species of rattlesnake to be discovered in the United States.

Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake -- coloring page thumb

Arizona's Flag

State Fossil: Petrified Wood 

Capital City: Phoenix (see map)

State Mammal: Ringtail

State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog


State Reptile: Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake

State Bird: Cactus Wren

State Tree: Palo Verde

State Fish: Apache Trout

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State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom

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