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Snakes

Leith's
Sand Snake

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Leith's Sand Snake

Psammophis leithii

Leith's Sand Snake is a rarely seen snake distributed in deserts and semi-deserts of Indian subcontinent. Can be identified by checking light and dark brown stripes on dorsal body. In this species the topmost stripe is lighter and narrower than adjacent stripes. This helps in differentiating it from very close looking and sympatric species Condanarus Sand Snake (P. condanarus) which bears darker and broader stripe on the top.

Pakistani Ribbon Snake

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    પટીત રેતીયો સાપ
  • Marathi:
    लिथीचा रेती सर्प
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
COLUBRIDAE
Psammophis leithii

Venom Status

Semi Venomous

Quick Facts
  • It is myth that this snake considered to be a snake which targets only on enemy's eyes with its sharp snout and make the victim blind.
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