Check List 8(6): 1356-1358, doi: 10.15560/8.6.1356
Glossy-bellied racer snake Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834) (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae): new locality record in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India
expand article infoAbhishek Narayanan, Kartick Satyanarayan
‡ Wildlife SOS, India
Open Access
This paper extends the distribution of glossy bellied racer (Platyceps ventromaculatus) to about 250 km North East straight line aerial distance from its closest known distribution site. (Sikar in Rajasthan) Two live uncollected (1 male, 1 female) sub adults specimens were collected in Delhi NCR (28°38’59” N 77°10’12” E); mensural, meristic and colour pattern data were recorded and the snakes released in the same habitat. It’s presence in a developed Metropolis like Delhi NCR may indicate its synurbic abilities.