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The red spotted royal snake or red-spotted diadem snake (Spalerosophis arenarius) is a species of colubrine snake.

Geographic rangeEdit

It is found in India (Rajpootana, Rajasthan) and Pakistan (Karachi, Sind).

DescriptionEdit

Adults grow to about 1 m (40 inches) in total length. Dorsally they are cream-colored or pale buff, with darker spots arranged quincuncially. There is also a darker stripe on each side of the neck. Ventrally they are uniform white.[1]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Boulenger, George A. 1890 The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp.
  1. Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume I. London.
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