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Nikhil's Kukri Snake
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Family: Colubridae
Genus: Oligodon
Common name: Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Scientific name: Oligodon nikhili Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982
Species: O. nikhili
Adults: 0.30 m
Maximum: >423mm (17 in)
Region: Nikhil's Kukri Snake Oligodon nikhili is a species of snake found in the Palni Hills of south India.
Distribution: Very small in length, cylindrical bodied snake with a moderately short length tail. Can grow to a maximum of about 0.42 metres. Head is short and slightly distinct from neck. Eyes are medium in size with round pupils. Dorsal scales are smooth. Ventrals are laterally angulate.
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