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Persian Rat Snake

Persian rat snake is a species of non-poisonous snake found in western Asia. The species is terrestrial, but is also a good climber.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Zamenis
    Scientific Name Zamenis persicus

    Length Up to 120 cm
    Color Generally jet black with white markings along the sides of the forebody
    Distribution Northwestern Iran and Azerbaijan
    Habitat Forest, dense vegetative areas
    Diet Small mammals, other small reptiles and amphibians
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 8 eggs
    Incubation Period 45 to 55 days
    Average Lifespan Around 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Data Deficient

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    Published on December 20th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 10th June 2019.

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