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Plagiopholis

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Plagiopholis is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.[1][2]

General Facts

The species of this genus are found in Southeast Asia, China and Taiwan.[3][4][5][6][7] The snakes of this genus are mountainous species that can be found in grasses and bushes. They feed primarily on earthworms, frogs, and arthropods (Zhao 2006). All species are oviparous, meaning they use internal fertilization to lay eggs.[8] Plagiopholis species can be distinguished from other genera in the subfamily Pseudoxenodontinae by their lower midbody scale count, entire anal plate, and smaller size (O'Shea 2018).

List of species

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Plagiopholis.

Original publication

  • Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Colubridæ Aglyphæ, part. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Plagiopholis, new genus, p. 301).([1]).

References

  1. ^ "Plagiopholis ". uBIO. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Plagiopholis ". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  3. ^ Wallach, Van; Williams, Kenneth L.; Boundy, Jeff. (2014). Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. pp. 562–563 (of 1, 237 pp.). ISBN 9781482208474.
  4. ^ a b "Plagiopholis blakewayi ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Plagiopholis delacouri ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Plagiopholis nuchalis ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Plagiopholis styani ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  8. ^ (The Reptile Database)

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[2]

  1. ^ 9. Zhong, G. H., De Chen, W., Liu, Q., Zhu, F., PENG, P., & Guo, P. (2015). Valid or not? Yunnan mountain snake Plagiopholis unipostocularis (Serpentes: Colubridae: Pseudoxenodontinae). Zootaxa, 4020(2), 390-396.
  2. ^ 10. O'Shea, M. (2018). The Book of Snakes: A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world. University of Chicago Press.
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Plagiopholis: Brief Summary

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Plagiopholis is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae.

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