Beddome's Cat Snake

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Beddome's Cat Snake is a species of Boiga genus found in high elevations of Western Ghats of India also in Sri Lanka. Externally it looks very close to Ceylon Cat Snake (B. ceylonensis) and Collard Cat Snake (B. nuchalis) and usually indistinguishable from these two which are sympatric to it in Western Ghats. Morphologically all three species are known for brown or yellowish dorsal body marked with blackish markings. B. beddomei can be identified by checking 19 mid body rows, high number of ventrals (248-266) and subcaudals (111-133).


Beddome's Cat Snake