New locality records of the Stout Sand Snake Psammophis longifrons Boulenger, 1890 (Reptilia: Squamata: Lamprophiidae) in Telangana, India

Avinash C Visvanathan, Sandeep Anne, Aditya Kesav Kolli

Abstract


The Stout Sand Snake Psammophis longifrons Boulenger, 1890 is reported herein based on two live specimens, rescued from Boduppal & Hayathnagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, southern India.  This documentation is the first record from the state of Telangana.


Keywords


Hyderabad; endemic; range extension; Stout Sand Snake; Telangana.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3449.9.11.10968-10970

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