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Travancore Wolf Snake

Travancore wolf snake is a species of nonvenomous snake belonging to the family Colubridae, found in India. The species is nocturnal and terrestrial.

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

    Length 60 cm (23½ in); largest recorded specimen measures 74.2 cm (29 in)
    Color Dark brown or black upper surface with white crossbands; uniform white underside
    Distribution India
    Habitat Deciduous and evergreen forests, on plains and hills
    Diet Geckos, skinks, small rodents, other snakes
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season April – May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 6 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 24th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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