A new species of fossorial natricid snakes of the genus Trachischium Günther, 1858 (Serpentes: Natricidae) from the Himalayas of northeastern India.

@article{Bhosale2019ANS,
  title={A new species of fossorial natricid snakes of the genus Trachischium G{\"u}nther, 1858 (Serpentes: Natricidae) from the Himalayas of northeastern India.},
  author={H. Bhosale and Gaurang G Gowande and Z. Mirza},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  year={2019}
}
  • H. Bhosale, Gaurang G Gowande, Z. Mirza
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comptes rendus biologies
  • A new species of natricid snakes, Trachischium apteii sp. nov. is described from the northeastern Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh. The new species differs from its congeners in the following suite of characters: dorsal scales in 15:15:15 rows, SVL 293-299mm, higher ventral count 143-150, very faint dorsal longitudinal lines, absence of yellow patch on the neck and the belly being pale yellow. Preliminary discussion on the phylogenetic position of the members of the genus Trachischium is… CONTINUE READING
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