Indian Smooth Snake
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Family: Colubridae
Genus: Coronella
Common name: Indian Smooth Snake
Scientific name: Coronella brachyura (Günther, 1866)
Species: C. brachyura
Adults: 0.40 m
Maximum: 545mm ( 22 in )
Region: In India few localities in Maharashtra.
Distribution: Nostril large, between two nasals; internasals 0.3 to 0.5 as long as the prefrontals ; frontal nearly as broad as long, in contact with a large preocular ; loreal longer than high; 2 postoculars; temporals 2+2; 8 supralabials, 4th and 5th touching the eye; anterior genials larger than the posterior, the latter separated by two or three series of small scales. Scales in 23:23:19 rows; ventrals large, rounded; tail rather short. Ventrals 200-224; Caudals 46-53; Anals 1. Hemipenis extending to the 13th caudal plate, not forked. The distal half is calyculate, the cups being large and with scalloped edges. The proximal half is spinose, two or three spines at the base being much larger than the others (bad specimen).
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