Resources

Books

Mattison, C. The Encyclopedia of Snakes. New York: Facts on File, 1995.

Zug, G. R., L. J. Vitt, and J. P. Caldwell. Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles. 2nd ed. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001.

Periodicals

Cundall, D. "Feeding Behaviour in Cylindrophis and Its Bearing on the Evolution of Alethinophidian Snakes." Journal of Zoology (London) 237 (1995): 353-376.

Cundall, D., D. A. Rossman, and V. Wallach. "The Systematic Relationships of the Snake Genus Anomochilus." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 109 (1993): 275-299.

McDowell S. B., Jr. "A Catalogue of the Snakes of New

Guinea and the Solomons, with Special Reference to Those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Part 2, Anilioidea and Pythoninae." Journal of Herpetology 9 (1975): 1-79.

Steubing, R. "A New Species of Cylindrophis (Serpentes: Cylindrophiidae) from Sarawak, Western Borneo." Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 42 (1994): 967-973.

David Cundall, PhD

False coral snakes

(Aniliidae)

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

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Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species

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Rainforest and riparian lowland areas

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Distribution

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

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