Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Mildly Venomous
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Family: Colubridae (Lamprophiidae)
Genus: Psammophis
Common name: Afro-Asian Sand Snake, Forskal's Sand Snake, Schokari Sand Snake, Schokari Sand Racer, Teer Snake, Momayez Snake
Scientific name: Psammophis schokari (Forskal, 1775)
Species: P. schokari
Adults: 0.70 m
Maximum: 1280mm (50 in)
Toxin: Neurotoxic

Region: India, (Rajasthan, Gujarat) Afghanistan (Leviton 1959: 461), Pakistan, S Turkmenistan, Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Sinai, Israel, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Syria, Iraq, Iran (Kavir desert, Yemen.

Description: Medium length, cylindrical, slender, elongate bodied snake with a long, slender gradually tapering tail. Can grow to a maximum of about 1.48 metres. Head is elongate, distinct from neck with a moderately long snout and an angled canthus rostralis. Eyes are large in size with round pupils. Dorsal scales smooth, arranged obliquely with apical pits. Ventrals are distinctly rounded.
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