Dary's burrowing snake

Dary's burrowing snake

Dary's burrowing snake

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Adelphicos daryi

Dary's burrowing snake (Adelphicos daryi) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is native to Guatemala.

Animal name origin

The specific name, daryi, is in honor of Guatemalan biologist Mario Dary Rivera (1928-1981).

Appearance

A. daryi is large for its species group. Females may attain a total length (including tail) of 57 cm (22 in), and males may exceed 40 cm (16 in) in total length.

Distribution

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A. daryi is endemic to the Guatemalan central highlands in pine-oak forests, at elevations from 1,300–2,135 m (4,265–7,005 ft).

Biome

Habits and Lifestyle

Dary's burrowing snake is terrestrial, fossorial, and mainly nocturnal.

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior

Population

Population number

A. daryi is threatened by urban sprawl.

References

1. Dary's burrowing snake Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dary's_burrowing_snake
2. Dary's burrowing snake on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/521/3014000

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