Stout Sand Snake

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Stout Sand Snake is an uncommon species found in dry parts of central-western India. Morphologically it looks very close to Banded Racer (Argyrogena fasciolata) and Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosa) due to similar looking and habits. However it can be identified by checking black edge on most of the dorsal scales (specially on top dorsals) on grayish-brown ground color. This is the only Lamprophidae species which is endemic to particular geographical region of India, rest others are widely distributed in Asia in multiple countries.

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