Oligodon barroni

Oligodon barroni

Oligodon barroni

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Oligodon barroni

Oligodon barroni is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to Southeast Asia.

Animal name origin

The specific name, barroni, is in honor of Mr. P.A.R. Barron who collected the first three specimens including the holotype.

Appearance

O. barroni may attain a total length (including tail) of about 40 cm (16 in). The dorsal scales are arranged in 17 rows at midbody.

Distribution

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O. barroni is found in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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The preferred natural habitat of O. barroni is forest, at altitudes of 300–1,000 m (980–3,280 ft).

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Diet and Nutrition

O. barroni feeds predominantly on eggs of small skinks and of other reptiles.

Mating Habits

O. barroni is oviparous.

References

1. Oligodon barroni Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligodon_barroni
2. Oligodon barroni on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/191934/2017565

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