Notes on a Collection of Snakes from Nagaland, Northeast India, with 19 New Records for This State

J. Meren Ao, Patrick David, Sabitry Bordoloi, Annemarie Ohler


We present a preliminary list of 41 species of snakes from the State of Nagaland, established on the basis of collections by the first author (41 specimens of 33 different species) and literature (eight species). Among our collection, 19 species are new records for the state. All these species were previously known from India. A preliminary biogeographic analysis suggests that the snake fauna is mostly East Himalayan, then Oriental. Indian components reach in Nagaland their easternmost limit.


Reptilia; Serpentes; India; Nagaland; new records

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