Middle American burrowing snake

Middle American burrowing snake

Middle American burrowing snake

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Adelphicos quadrivirgatum

The Middle American burrowing snake (Adelphicos quadrivirgatum ) is a species of dipsadine colubrid snake, endemic to Mexico and Central America.

Appearance

A. quadrivirgatum is a small snake. Adult females may attain a total length of 36.5 cm (14.4 in), which includes a tail 5.5 cm (2.2 in) long. Dorsally, it is pale reddish brown, with four or five blackish narrow stripes. Ventrally, it is whitish with a brown stripe along the middle of the tail.

Distribution

Geography

A. quadrivirgatum is found in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and in the Mexican states of Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas.

Biome

Diet and Nutrition

A. quadrivirgatum preys mainly on earthworms.

Mating Habits

A. quadrivirgatum is oviparous.

References

1. Middle American burrowing snake Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_American_burrowing_snake
2. Middle American burrowing snake on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/63731/3128444

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