Stoliczka's smooth snake
Binomial name: Liopeltis stoliczkae, William Lutley Sclater, 1891
Liopeltis stoliczkae is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is found in parts of South and Southeast Asia.
The specific name, stoliczkae, is in honor of Moravian zoologist Ferdinand Stoliczka.
The following description of L. stoliczkae is from Malcolm A. Smith (1943):
Maxillary teeth 27 or 28; head distinct from neck, much depressed; snout projecting, twice as long as the eye; nostril very small, in an elongated undivided nasal; loreal squarish, sometimes united with the posterior nasal; eight supralabials, 4th and 5th touching the eye; genials subequal. Scales in 15:15:13 rows.
Ventrals 148–154; caudals 116–134; anals 2.
Greyish above and lighter below with a broad black stripe on the side of the head, extending and gradually fading, on the fore part of the body; a grey stripe on the outer margins of the ventrals and a less distinct and thinner median one present or absent.
Total length: males 600 mm, tail 225 mm; females 545 mm, tail 205 mm.
L. stoliczkae is found in Northeast India (type locality: Naga Hills; Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia.
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