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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National Center for Biotechnology Information http: Herpetological Review 33 1: Coral Cylinder Snakes G: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World’s Snakes.

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Bibliotheca Herpetologica 9 Maria Sibylla Merian, naturalist and ajilius Die Schlangen von Venezuela. Posted by Andrew Durso at 8: Instead, its closest relatives appear to be the Neotropical Tropidophiidae.

Out of it came 2 beautiful publications which can be found at this website. The amphibians and scyhale of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru.


The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. On the rictal structures of some snakes. Modern classifications restrict the family to the South American red pipe snake or false coral snake Anilius scytalewith the previously included Asian genus Cylindrophis raised to a separate family, Cylindrophiidae.

Snakes of the World: Anomalepididae Gerrhopilidae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Xenotyphlopidae. It spends most of its time under ground or in the water. Ueber die Familien der Eryciden und Tortriciden.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Distribucion geografica y altitudinal de generos de serpientes en Venezuela.

Merian’s text has not been translated into English, but I have taken a stab at translating her paragraph about snakes here:. The Book of Snakes. Anilius scytale Linnaeus She depicted most of her insects life-sized, from various angles, in all stages of their life cycles, and most importantly, interacting with their host plants and predators. A cladistic classification of primitive snakes based on skull structure. It is reported to be ovoviviparous and feeds on beetlescaecilians burrowing amphibiansamphisbaenids legless lizardssmall fossorial snakesfishand frogs.

Anilius scytale red pipesnake predation.

Anilius scytale

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.

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Anilius is not closely related to Asian pipesnakes. The biology of an equatorial herpetofauna in Amazonian Ecuador. A phylogeny and revised classification of Squamata, aniljus species of lizards and snakes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Anilius Scientific classification Kingdom: It is non-venomous, and its diet consists mainly of amphibians and other reptiles. BMC Evolutionary Biology Contribution to the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana.

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Alexander Pyron, Renato S. A remarkable specimen of the genus Anilius Serpentes: Braz, Cristiano de C.