Lycophidion

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Lycophidion
Lycophidion variegatum2.jpg
Lycophidion variegatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Lamprophiidae
Subfamily: Boodontinae
Genus: Lycophidion
Species

Lycophidion acutirostre
Lycophidion albomaculatum
Lycophidion capense
Lycophidion depressirostre
Lycophidion hellmichi
Lycophidion irroratum
Lycophidion laterale
Lycophidion meleagris
Lycophidion multimaculatum
Lycophidion namibianum
Lycophidion nanus
Lycophidion nigromaculatum
Lycophidion ornatum
Lycophidion pembanum
Lycophidion pygmaeum
Lycophidion semiannule
Lycophidion semicinctum
Lycophidion taylori
Lycophidion uzungwense
Lycophidion variegatum

Lycophidion is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as the wolf snakes.

Cape Wolf Snake, Waterberg, Limpopo

There are currently 20 recognized species in the genus.[1] Wolf snakes are small snakes which forage at night for sleeping lizards.[2] They have flat heads and large recurved that are assumed to aid them in their extraction of lizards from their lairs. [3]

All members of this group are oviparous and lay between 3 and 10 eggs.[4]




References[edit]

  1. ^ UETZ, P. 2014. (ed.). The Reptile Database. http://www.reptile- database.org/.
  2. ^ MARAIS, J. 2004. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa. Struik, Cape Town.
  3. ^ ALEXANDER, G.J. & MARAIS, J. 2007. A Guide to Reptiles of Southern Africa. Struik, Cape Town.
  4. ^ ALEXANDER, G.J. & MARAIS, J. 2007. A Guide to Reptiles of Southern Africa. Struik, Cape Town.