Schokari sand racer

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Schokari sand racer
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Psammophis
Species: P. schokari
Binomial name
Psammophis schokari
(Forskal, 1775)

Schokari sand racer (Psammophis schokari) is a species of Colubrid snake found in parts of Asia and Africa.

Distribution[edit]

Northwest India, Afghanistan (Leviton 1959: 461), Pakistan, south Turkmenistan, Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Syria, Iraq, Iran (Kavir desert), and Yemen.

Type locality: Yemen

Psammophis schokari aegyptius has been elevated to species status.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  • Forskål, P. 1775 Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quae in itinere Orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Mölleri, Hauniae, xxxiv + 164 pp.
  • Marx, H. 1988 The colubrid snake, Psammophis schokari, from the Arabian Peninsula. Fieldiana Zool. New Ser. 40 (1383): 1-16

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