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Sand Snake Psammophis condanarus is a species of snake found in northern India, Pakistan and Nepal.

DescriptionEdit

Rostral as deep as broad, visible from above; nasal divided or semidivided; internasals rather more than half the length of the prefrontals; frontal very narrow, as long as or longer than its distance from the end of the snout, as long as the parietals; loreal about twice as long as deep; pr©ocular single, not extending to the frontal; two postoculars; temporals 1+2 or 1+3, rarely 2+3; upper labials 8, fourth and fifth entering the eye; 4 lower labials in contact with the anterior chin-shields, which are as long as the posterior. Scales in 17 rows Ventrals 156-182; anal divided; subcaudals 75-90. Pale olive-brown, with two pairs of more or less distinct dark bands each two scales wide j these bands, the lower of which passes through the eye, ofteu black-edged; upper lip and lower parts uniform yellowish, with a dark line along each side of the ventrals and subcaudals. Total length 3 feet; tail 9 inches.[1]

Race indochinensis is found in Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia

NotesEdit

  1. Boulenger, George A. 1890 The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. (265-366)

ReferencesEdit

  • Hughes, B. 1999 Critical review of a revisionof Psammophis (Linnaeus 1758) (Erpentes, Reptilia) by Frank Brandstätter. Afr. J. Herpetol. 48 (1-2): 63-70
  • Jerdon,T.C. 1865 Remarks on observations contained in Dr. Günther's work on the reptiles of British India. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 15: 416-418
  • Merrem, B. 1820 Versuch eines Systems der Amphibien I (Tentamen Systematis Amphibiorum). J. C. Kriegeri, Marburg, 191 pp.

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