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Yellow-Spotted Wolf Snake

Yellow-spotted wolf snake is a species of snake found in central and western India. The species is nocturnal and known to be shy and non-offensive.



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


    Length Around 35 cm
    Color Overall shiny black with a series of yellow vertebral spots; beside each spot whitish  crossbars runs down the flanks; upper surface of the head is black with white lips; entire underside is white
    Distribution Western and central India
    Habitat Edges of humid deciduous and evergreen forest within grasslands, also found near human habitations
    Diet Geckos, earthworms, skinks, small rodents
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg lying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 23rd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 9th January 2018.

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