Stuart's burrowing snake

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Stuart's burrowing snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Adelphicos
Species: A. veraepacis
Binomial name
Adelphicos veraepacis
Stuart, 1941

Stuart's burrowing snake (Adelphicos veraepacis) is a species of colubrid snake. It is endemic to the Guatemala, where it can be found in pine-oak and cloud forests on Sierra de las Minas, the Cuilco Mountains, Sierra de los Cuchumatanes and Sierra de Xucaneb, at elevations of 1,200–2,200 m. It is terrestrial, fossorial and mainly nocturnal. It is threatened by habitat loss from agriculture and the exportation of Chamaedaphne calyculata plants.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Acevedo, M.; Ariano-Sánchez, D. & Johnson, J. (2014). "Adelphicos veraepacis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 August 2014.