Check List 13(5): 577-580, doi: 10.15560/13.5.577
First records of the Dumeril’s Black-headed Snake Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) (Reptilia, Colubridae) from Telangana state, India
expand article infoGandla Chethan Kumar§, Chelmala Srinivasulu|, Kante Krishna Prasad
‡ Osmania University, Hyderabad, India§ Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India| Zoo Outreach Organization, Coimbatore, India
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Of all the Ophidiofaunal diversity in mainland India, some species occurrences are assumed to be rare. The same is the scenario with the underrepresented regions in Telangana state, India. Here we present the first report of the occurrence of the little known colubrid, Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854), from northern and southern forest reserves in Komaram Bheem-Asifabad and Nagarkurnool districts of Telangana. This species’ current distribution and natural history are also discussed herein.
Bejjur Reserve Forest; dry deciduous forest; Sibynophis sagittarius; ecology