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Ceylon
Cat Snake

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Ceylon Cat Snake

Boiga ceylonensis

Ceylon Cat Snake or Sri Lankan Cat Snake is a species of Boiga genus found in high elevations of Western Ghats of India also in Sri Lanka. Externally it looks very close to Beddome's Cat Snake (B. beddomei) and Collard Cat Snake (B. nuchalis) and usually indistinguishable from these two which are sympatric to it in Western Ghats. Morphologically all three species are known for brown or yellowish dorsal marked with blackish markings. B. ceylonensis can be identified by checking 19 mid body rows, comparatively lower number of ventrals (215-235) and subcaudals (95-108).

Sri Lankan Cat Snake

Regional Names
  • Kannada:
    ಸಿಲೋನ್ ಬೆಕ್ಕಿನ ಹಾವು
  • Marathi:
    सिलोनी मांजर्‍या
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
COLUBRIDAE
Boiga ceylonensis

Venom Status

Semi Venomous

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