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Himalayan Keelback

As the name suggests, these are snakes spread across the Himalayan mountain ranges of India and other neighboring countries. These are grass snakes, and endemic in its own region.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Natricinae
    Genus Amphiesma
    Scientific Name A. platyceps

    Length Up to 3 feet
    Color Streaks and markings with combinations of olive-brown, black, yellow, and red
    Distribution India and the sub-Himalayan regions between 1000 and 3600 m elevation which includes including Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan and China
    Habitat Mainly grasslands
    Diet Toads and frogs (including tadpoles), fish, lizards
    Venom Fact Mild or no venom
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on December 14th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 10th June 2019.

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