Travancore Wolf Snake
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Family: Colubridae
Genus: Lycodon
Common name: Travancore Wolf Snake
Scientific name: Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Species: L. travancoricus
Adults: 0.45 m
Maximum: 742mm (29 in)
Region: It is found in Pakistan and India (Western Ghats, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa),and also in isolated localities in Keralaand Maharashtra.
Description: Travancore Wolf Snake or Lycodon travancoricus is dark brown or black dorsally, with white crossbands and white lineolations on the sides. Ventrally it is uniform white. It is very similar to Lycodon striatus, but the upper lip is brown, or white spotted with brown. The dorsal scales are smooth, in 17 rows. The ventral's number 175-202; the anal is entire; and the subcaudals are 56-76, usually double, but sometimes single.
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