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Dendrelaphis gorei

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Scientific name  Dendrelaphis gorei
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Family  Colubridae
Higher classification  Dendrelaphis
Similar  Snake, Dendrelaphis, Colubridae, Dendrelaphis grandoculis, Dendrelaphis bifrenalis

Dendrelaphis gorei (often called Gore's bronzeback or referred to as the Himalayan bronzeback) is a species of tree snake endemic to Asia.

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Etymology

The specific name, gorei, is in honor of British army officer St. George Corbet Gore.

Geographic range

D. gorei can be found in parts of India (Darjeeling, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar, Vietnam, and China (Xinjiang, Tibet).

Description

D. gorei is highly variable, typically non-venomous (some have enlarged rear fangs and toxic saliva) with large, regular scales on the head.

References

Dendrelaphis gorei Wikipedia


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