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Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
SuborderSerpentes
FamilyColubridae
GenusBlythia
SpeciesB. reticulata

Blyth's Reticulate Snake Blythia reticulata is a species of snake found in India and parts of Southeast Asia. The genus is named after Edward Blyth (1810–1873), Curator of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.

DescriptionEdit

Rostral about as broad as deep, visible from above; suture between the internasals one half to two thirds as long as that between the prefrontals ; frontal longer than its distance from the end of the snout, about two thirds the length of the parietals; one postocular and one elongate temporal; 6 upper labials, third and fourth entering the eye, first smallest, sixth largest; 4 lower labials in contact with the anterior chin-shields: posterior chin-shields small. Scales in 13 rows. Ventrals 127-130; anal divided; subcaudals 19-29. Blackish brown above and below, the lateral scales and the ventrals edged with lighter.[1]

Total length 16.6 inches (420 mm); tail 1.65 inches (42 mm).

DistributionEdit

Khasi hills (Assam), Arunachal Pradesh, Myanmar, and South-east of Tibet.

NotesEdit

  1. Boulenger, G. A. 1890. Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.

ReferencesEdit

  • Annandale, NELSON 1912 Zoological results of the Abor Expedition, 1911-1912. Rec. Indian Mus., Calcutta, 8 (1): 7-59 [Reptilia, pages 37–59] (supplement in same journal, 8 (4): 357-358, 1914).
  • Blyth, EDWARD. 1855 Notices and descriptions of various reptiles, new or little known [part 2]. Jour. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 23 (3): 287-302 [1854]
  • Theobald, WILLIAM 1868 Catalogue of reptiles in the museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Jour. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 37 (extra number 146): (2), vi, 7-88

External linksEdit

zh:珠光蛇

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