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Vertebrates - Gewervelden - Vertébrés => Reptiles - Reptielen - Reptiles => Topic started by: kdjong on Wed, 04 March 2020, 09:31:24 AM

Title: Unknown snake | Thalesius viridis -> Xenodon Werneri (Colubridae)
Post by: kdjong on Wed, 04 March 2020, 09:31:24 AM
In February, I found this snake near Palumeu. Any ID?

Thanx!
Klaas
Title: Re: Unknown snake | Thalesius viridis
Post by: kdjong on Thu, 05 March 2020, 06:17:32 AM
One of the participants in my tour found the name: Thalesius viridis, formerly known as Xenodon werneri.

Thanx!
Klaas
Title: Re: Unknown snake | Thalesius viridis
Post by: Auke on Wed, 08 July 2020, 12:11:23 AM
The present name is Xenodon werneri, after it was called Thalesius viridis for some time (see The Reptile Database (http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Xenodon&species=werneri&search_param=%28%28genus%3D%27Xenodon%27%2Cexact%29%29)). It's a fairly dangerous venomous snake, albeit not deadly to humans.

Cheers, Auke :-)