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Dendrelaphis girii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Reptilia
Suborder  Serpentes
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Family  Colubridae
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Dendrelaphis girii, or Giri's bronzeback tree snake, is a species of snake from the Western Ghats in India.

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Description

A species of Dendrelaphis characterised by the combination of: 1) two loreal scales on each side of the head; 2) 15 dorsal scale rows at midbody; 3) enlarged vertebral scales; 4) 166–173 ventrals; 5) 140–147 subcaudals; 6) 8–9 supralabials, 2 supralabials border the eye; 7) 6–8 temporal scales; 8) a long sublabial that touches 2-5 infralabials; 9) 1–3 gular rows; 10) a divided anal shield; 11) relative tail-length 0.36–0.37; 12) a black postocular stripe that covers less than a quarter of the temporal region and that barely extends onto the neck; 13) an absent or rudimentarily present pale ventrolateral line.

Etymology

Named after Varad Giri, the curator of the herpetological collection of the Bombay Natural History Society. He contributed enormously to the knowledge of the Indian reptiles by his own research and by making the BNHS collection easily available for all kind of researchers.

References

Dendrelaphis girii Wikipedia


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