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Three-lined ground snake
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Physical description
Binomial nameAtractus trilineatus
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
SuborderSerpentes
FamilyColubridae
SubfamilyXenodontinae
GenusAtractus
SpeciesA. trilineatus
Wagler, 1828

Atractus trilineatus, the three-lined ground snake is a small burrowing colubrid snake.

Geographic rangeEdit

It is found in northern South America and Trinidad and Tobago.

DescriptionEdit

Adults may attain 225 mm (8¾ inches) in total length, with a short tail, 15 mm (½ inch). Dorsally they are brown with three or four darker longitudinal sripes; ventrally they are either uniform white, or have a few brown dots. The smooth dorsal scales are in 15 rows, and the anal plate is entire. Ventrals are 125-150, and subcaudals only 11-19.[1]

DietEdit

They are believed to feed on soft-bodied insects and earthworms.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Boulenger, G.A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume II. London.

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