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Khasi Hills Keelback

As the name suggests, the Khasi Hills Keelbacks are snakes that are found in the Khasi regions of the mountainous regions of Southeastern India, but are also spread across some parts of the adjacent countries. They are an endemic species in their habitat, and bear no poison.

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

    Length 23.5 inches approx.
    Color Reddish or rusty brown with a white transverse bar running across
    Distribution Eastern (Assam) to NE India, southern China (Tibet, Yunnan), Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam
    Habitat Wet forests, rainforests
    Diet Mostly toads and frogs
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on December 15th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 10th June 2019.

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