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David G. Barker Tracy M. Barker

Splitjaw snakes


Class Reptilia Order Squamata Family Bolyeriidae


A monotypic family consisting of a species of small, slender snakes characterized by a divided and hinged maxilla (upper jaw bone)

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Maximum size approaches 4 ft (1.3 m); largest specimen caught in the wild, collected by the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust in 1977, weighed 17 oz (510 g)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species

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Found throughout Round Island, most often in or near the remnants of forest


Restricted to Round Island, a small island north of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

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