Food habits of Anilius scytale (Serpentes: Aniliidae) in the Brazilian Amazonia. Gleomar F. Maschio; Ana Lúcia da C. Prudente; Francílio da S. Rodrigues. PDF | Information on the diet of Anilius scytale is provided based on the analysis of specimens from the Brazilian Amazonia. Deep in the Amazon rain forest there lives a fairly small, fairly obscure, red and black snake called Anilius scytale. It is banded, like many red.

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The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. Reptarium The Reptile Database. Snakes of the World: It has a cylindrical body of uniform diameter and a very short tail; it is brightly banded in red and black but without yellow bands ; reduced eyes lie beneath large head scales. National Center for Biotechnology Information http: Snake species of the world.

Retrieved from ” https: Modern classifications restrict the family to ailius South American red pipe anjlius or false coral snake Anilius scytalewith the previously included Asian genus Cylindrophis raised to a separate family, Cylindrophiidae.


Morphologically, it has a mixture of characteristics that place it somewhere in the no-man’s-land we call ” henophidia “—it has pelvic vestiges like many boas and pythons, but it has a small gape and is not capable of eating large bulky prey.

Anilius scytale

The Pipesnake that Wasn’t. This page was last edited on 14 Mayat Herpetological Review 47 1: Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: If you need to identify a snake, try the Snake Identification Facebook group.

Saturday, February 28, Anilius: Anfibios y Reptiles [del Ecuador]. Anilius scytale red pipesnake predation. snilius

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 4: Anilius is not closely related to Asian pipesnakes. Snake Species of the World: The Aniliidae are a monotypic family [2] created for the monotypic genus Anilius [3] that contains the single species A. It spends most of its time under ground or in the water.

Anilius scytale | The Reptile Database

Merian’s text has not been translated into English, but I have taken a stab at translating her paragraph about snakes here:. Washington, District of Columbia: Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes. Venezuela Bolivar ; Type locality: Considering that she died when Linnaeus was only 10 years old, it is all the more remarkable that her writings and drawings emphasize where organisms live and what they do rather than how they should be classified.


Most of her drawings, which she sketched from life on vellum and later engraved herself on copper plates, depict the scytald cycles of insects and their plant hosts, which she raised in captivity. The defensive tail display of Anilius scytale Serpentes: Specimen medicum, exhibens synopsin reptilium emendatam cum experimentis circa venena et antidota reptilium austracorum, quod authoritate et consensu.

Anilius Scientific classification Kingdom: The type locality given is “Indiis”. Martins M, Oliveira ME.

It is alone in its family, Aniliidae. Figures and Representations — 17th century to present. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Snakes of Aniliks America.