Aparallactus turneri

Aparallactus turneri

Aparallactus turneri, Malindi centipede-eater

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Aparallactus turneri

Aparallactus turneri, or the Malindi centipede-eater, is a species of venomous rear-fanged snake in the family Lamprophiidae. The species is endemic to Kenya.

Animal name origin

The specific name, turneri, is in honor of British taxidermist H.J. Allen Turner (1876–1953), who lived in Kenya.

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A. turneri is found in coastal Kenya.

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The preferred natural habitats of A. turneri are forest and shrubland, at altitudes from sea level to 400 m (1,300 ft).

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Mating Habits

A. turneri is oviparous.

References

1. Aparallactus turneri Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aparallactus_turneri
2. Aparallactus turneri on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13264365/13264369

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