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Tiwari's Bronzeback
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
SuborderSerpentes
FamilyColubridae
SubfamilyColubrinae
GenusDendrelaphis
SpeciesD. humayuni

Tiwari's Bronzeback Dendrelaphis humayuni is a species of snake found in the Nicobar Islands of India.

This is a widely distributed species found in the central and southern Nicobar but absent in the Car Nicobar. Island of Chowra appears to be its northern range boundary and Great Nicobar Island is its southern range boundary. There is a single record of this species from the Camorta Island of Nicobar collected by Wall.[1]

It averages a length of 1000 mm with 172-190 ventral scales, with 9 supralabials, with 5th and 6th touching the eye in most cases. Mostly confused with Dendralaphis pictus andamanensis.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vijayakumar SP and Patrick David. (2006): Taxonomy, Natural History, And Distribution Of The Snakes Of The Nicobar Islands (INDIA), Based On New Materials And With An Emphasis On Endemic Species. Russian Journal of Herpetology 13(1):11–40

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