Sind River Snake

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Sind River snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Homalopsidae
Genus: Enhydris
Species: E. chanardi
Binomial name
Enhydris chanardi
Murphy & Voris, 2005[1][2]
Synonyms
  • Hypsirhina jagorii
    Günther, 1864
    (not Hypsirhina jagorii
    W. Peters, 1863)
  • Enhydris jagorii
    Cochran, 1930
    (not Hypsirhina jagorii
    W. Peters, 1863)

The Sind River snake (Enhydris chanardi ) is a species of mildly venomous, rear-fanged, colubrid snake. It is endemic to Thailand (near or around Bangkok).[3][4]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, chanardi, is in honor of Thai herpetologist (Mr.) Khun Tanya Chan-ard.[5]

Behaviour[edit]

Enhydris chanardi is crepuscular or nocturnal. It preys on fish and frogs. Little else is known about this recently described species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murphy, John C. (2007). Homalopsid Snakes: Evolution In The Mud. Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing. 249 pp. ISBN 1-57524-259-1.
  2. ^ Enhydris chanardi at The Reptile Database [1]. (Retrieved March 4, 2010).
  3. ^ Snakes of Thailand at Siamfoundation.org.
  4. ^ siam-info.de. (Retrieved Oct. 9, 2010).
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Enhydris chanardi, p. 51).

Further reading[edit]

  • Cochran DM (1930). "The herpetological results made by Dr. Hugh Smith in Siam from 1923 to 1929". Proc. United States Nat. Mus. 77 (11): 1-39. [1931].
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Nabhitabhata, Jarujin; Thirakhupt, Kumthorn (1998). A Photographic Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Sanibel Island Florida: Ralph Curtis Publishing. 144 pp. ISBN 978-1-85368-438-8.
  • Günther A (1864). The Reptiles of British India. London: The Ray Society. (Taylor & Francis, printers). xxvii + 452 pp. + Plates I-XXVI.
  • Murphy JC, Voris HK (2005). "A new Thai Enhydris (Serpentes: Colubridae: Homalopsinae)". Raffles Bulletin of Zooogy 53 (1): 143-147. ("Enhydris chanardi, new species").

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