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False coral snakes


Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Aniliidae

Moderately sized Amazonian snakes with a cylindrical body of uniform diameter, very short tail and a blunt, slightly flattened head not demarcated from the body; body has smooth scales, a ground color of pink or red with 50-60 black bands or half bands, each two to four scales long, distributed evenly down the trunk

2-3 ft (0.6-1 m) total length


Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species

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Rainforest and riparian lowland areas

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Amazon Basin of eastern Peru and Ecuador, southern Colombia, northern Bolivia, and Brazil

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