Notes on Natural History, New Distribution Records and Threats of Indian Egg Eater Snake Elachistodon westermanni Reinhardt, 1863 (Serpentes: Colubridae): Implications for Conservation

Parag Hemachandra Dandge, Ashish Dilip Tiple


Our observations on Elachistodon westermanni studied at Maharashtra and Telangana, provided some important information about its population, distribution, food and feeding habits, behavior, threats and conservation status. It is first record of E. westermanni from Telangana, adding some locality and road mortality data from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.


Elachistodon westermanni; Egg eater snake; road killed; Conservation; Maharashtra; Telangana; Central India

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