Western false smooth snake

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Western false smooth snake
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Lamprophiidae
Genus: Macroprotodon
Species: M. brevis
Binomial name
Macroprotodon brevis
(Günther, 1862)

Coronella brevis Günther, 1862

The western false smooth snake or Iberian false smooth snake (Macroprotodon brevis) is a species of colubrid snake found on the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco.[2] Its natural habitats include evergreen temperate forests and Mediterranean-style scrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss, largely the result of agriculture and faces some threat from the wild boar.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ulrich, J.; Sá-Sousa, P.; Martinez-Solano, I. (2009). "Macroprotodon brevis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T61532A12508324. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T61532A12508324.en. 
  2. ^ Uetz, P. "Macroprotodon brevis". Reptile Database. Retrieved 18 May 2017.