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Black-striped burrowing snake

black-striped burrowing snake (Neelaps calonotus)
Perth, Western Australia
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Neelaps calonotus - (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Pronunciation  NEE-laps   KAL-oh-NOH-tuss
Etymology  Neelaps: 'new Elaps', after another genus of snake.1
calonotus: 'beautiful-backed'1.
Other names  Western Black-striped Snake
Neelaps calonotos
Simoselaps calonotus
 
 
Total length
Species avg: 30 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Average: 4
Range: 2 - 5
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
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Description

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Scale count information


Dorsal scales at midbody   15
Ventrals   120 to 150 with a divided anal scale
Subcaudals   23 to 40 and are divided
Other scale information   6 upper labial scales
Danger rating   Probably virtually harmless.
Note: even a bite from a 'virtually harmless' or non-venomous reptile can result in serious complications. Play it safe and don't get bitten by anything.
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