Synonym(s). Anguis jaculus Linnaeus, Boa turcica Olivier, Eryx familiaris Eichwald, Eryx turcicus Daudin, Taxonomic Notes: There are. Learn more about the Javelin sand boa – with amazing Javelin sand boa photos and facts on Arkive. Abstract: The Javelin sand boa, Eryx jaculus, is one of the erycid snakes occurring in Iran. In order to investigate sexual dimorphism in this species.

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This is an incredible achievement. Unlike most snakes, the javelin sand boa has been seen using its tongue to lap up water. When its victim comes close enough, the snake jaculua it with surprising speed, and kills it by constriction 4 6 7. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. It may NOT be used within Apps.

Eryx Daudin Three subspecies of javelin sand boa are recognised: The Book of Snakes. Eryx jaculus Linnaeus The genus Eryx has the following characters. Kosmos-Verlag, Stuttgart, pp. Brock, Johannes Foufopoulos In much of its range, urbanisation, agricultural expansion and quarrying are reducing the available habitat, and this species is also affected by pesticide poisoning and pollution 1 Calabaria and the phylogeny of erycine snakes.


No subspecies are recognized by Reynolds and Henderson either, although Zarrintab et al. In addition to the species listed below, the genus Eryx formerly included three species which are now placed in the genus Gongylophis: Species categorized as Near Threatened NT.

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Eryx jaculus javelin sand boa reproduction. Retrieved from ” https: National Center for Biotechnology Information http: A taxon is Vulnerable VU when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Eryx jaculus Javelin Sand Boa. The rostral is large. Like other sand boas members of the genus Eryxit is notable for its tendency to lie in ambush beneath the surface of the sandy areas it inhabits, springing upon prey from its hidden position 4 5 6.

The underside of the body is a paler whitish colour, usually without any markings 5 7 8. Reptilien und Amphibien des griechischen Festlandes. Washington, District of Columbia: Extension of the habitat of the Sand Snake Eryx jaculus.


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Herpetological Review 47 2: Boas of the World Superfamily Booidae: Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme.

Taxonomy and distribution of sand jacu,us of the genus Eryx Daudin, Serpentes: Diversity and distribution of reptiles in Romania. Green hairstreak Callophrys rubi.

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Africa north of the Sahara from Morocco to Egypt. The javelin sand boa Eryx jaculus is a relatively short snake with a thick, cylindrical body and a short, stubby tail 2.

The Reptiles of North Eurasia.