Further Records of the Sindh Awl-Headed Snake, Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther; 1875), from India with Notes on Its Habitat and Natural History

Ishan Agarwal, Achyuthan Iyengar

Abstract


This paper presents additional distributional records of the Sindh awl-headed snake Lytorhynchus paradoxus from India, along with scale counts, measurements and natural history observations of this poorly known species.

Keywords


Lytorhynchus paradoxus; India; Thar Desert; snake

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2019-20-%25s-165-170

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