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A new species of Ahaetulla Link, 1807 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Ahaetullinae) from India

Deepak, V and Narayanan, Surya and Sarkar, Vivek and Dutta, Sushil K and Mohapatra, Pratyush P (2019) A new species of Ahaetulla Link, 1807 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Ahaetullinae) from India. In: JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 53 (9-10). pp. 497-516.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2019.1589591


A new species of vine snake of the genus Ahaetulla is described from peninsular India. The new taxon is a medium-sized arboreal snake, readily distinguished from all other congeners by morphological and genetic differences. The new species appears to be widely distributed in Eastern Ghats and Central India with the western-most distribution extending into eastern Rajasthan. However, it is relatively rare, with only three specimens being acquired over the past nine years.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Ahaetulla nasuta; Eastern Ghats; Rajasthan; snake; taxonomy
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: LIS Interns
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 11:57
Last Modified: 23 May 2019 15:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/62700

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