Aru cylinder snake

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Aru cylinder snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Cylindrophiidae
Genus: Cylindrophis
Species: C. aruensis
Binomial name
Cylindrophis aruensis
Boulenger, 1920

The Aru cylinder snake, Cylindrophis aruensis, is a species of snake in the Cylindrophiidae family[1] endemic to Indonesia.[2]

Description[edit]

The Aru cylinder snake is reddish brown, with white transverse spots forming two alternating series on the back and crossbars on the belly, some of which are complete, others interrupted, and the two halves alternating, with a pair of large white blotches on the nape of the neck; the lower surface of the tail is white.

It has no enlarged ventrals. The scales are in 24 rows, with six subcaudals.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cylindrophis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 
  2. ^ Cylindrophis at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 17 August 2007.
  3. ^ Boulenger, G.A. 1920. Description of Four new Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 9, vol. 6, no. 31, pp. 108-111.