Diversity of Snakes in Sarlahi District, Nepal

Authors

  • Krishna Chettri Department of Zoology, Post Graduate Campus,T.U. Biratnagar
  • Damodar Thapa Chhetry Department of Zoology, Post Graduate Campus,T.U. Biratnagar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v11i2.9600

Keywords:

Snakes diversity, venomous snakes, Sarlahi District

Abstract

A total of 21 snake species belonging to 17 genera and 4 families were recorded. Out of 21 species, 2, 14, 4, and 1 belong to family Typhlopidae, Colubridae, Elapidae and Viperidae respectively. They have been categorized as deadly venomous, mild venomous and non-venomous. Among the recorded species 5 were deadly venomous, 4 were mild venomous and the remaining 12 were non venomous. The species of Boidae family was not encountered during the study period.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/on.v11i2.9600

Our Nature 2013, 11(2): 201-207

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Published

2014-01-14

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Chettri, K., & Thapa Chhetry, D. (2014). Diversity of Snakes in Sarlahi District, Nepal. Our Nature, 11(2), 201–207. https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v11i2.9600

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