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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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First report of distribution range extension of Oreocryptophis porphyraceus (Cantor, 1839) (Reptilia: Colubridae) in Mizoram, North East India

Daya Nand Harit

Department of Zoology, Government Champhai College, Mizoram: 796 321: India.

Abstract

Snakes are one of the wonderful gifts of nature, having serpentine body, mostly without limbs. There are around 300 species of snakes reported from India. Every snake has its own distribution range, depending on its feeding habits, reproductive behaviour and suitability to environmental conditions. Some are endemic to some particular region. The aim of this paper to report distribution range extension of a Banded Trinket Snake Oreocryptophisporphyraceus (Cantor, 1839) to the state of Mizoram, North East India on Indo Myanmar border.

Distribution range, Oreocryptophisporphyraceus, Mizoram, North East India, Indo Myanmar border

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Harit, D. N. (2016). First report of distribution range extension of Oreocryptophis porphyraceus (Cantor, 1839)(Reptilia: Colubridae) in Mizoram, North East India. Environment Conservation Journal17(3), 143-144.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.17327

Received: 21.05.2016

Revised:15.07.2016

Accepted: 17.08.2016

First Online: 18.12. 2016

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.17327

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