Synonym(s). Anguis jaculus Linnaeus, Boa turcica Olivier, Eryx familiaris Eichwald, Eryx turcicus Daudin, Taxonomic Notes: There are. Learn more about the Javelin sand boa – with amazing Javelin sand boa photos and facts on Arkive. Abstract: The Javelin sand boa, Eryx jaculus, is one of the erycid snakes occurring in Iran. In order to investigate sexual dimorphism in this species.

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Eryx is a genus of nonvenomous boas known as Old World sand boas.

Reptilien aus Persien Provinz Fars. In addition to the species listed below, the genus Eryx formerly included fryx species which are now placed in the genus Gongylophis: In the list below, a taxon author in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Eryx.

Eryx jaculus – Wikipedia

However, our work is nowhere near complete. Golden jackal Canis aureus. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. Small prey items may also be swallowed alive 4. When threatened by a potential predator, the javelin sand boa may use its tail to deflect jacuulus away from its vulnerable head region 4.

Reevaluation of the taxonomic status of sand boas of the genus Eryx Daudin, Serpentes: Eryx jaculus Scientific classification Kingdom: Southern Turkmenistannorthern Iran the Kopet Dag mountains in the north-east and the Azerbaijan region in the north-west and Afghanistan.


The body is almost cylindrical. Ventrally it is whitish or yellowish. Eryx jaculus javelin sand boa reproduction. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary Morocco, Algeria, Tunisiabased chiefly upon the notes and collections made in by M. Subspecies A population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.

The Herpetofauna of the Southern Jordan. Campbell, and T’Shaka A. Maculus and Reptiles of North Africa. Javelin sand boa habitat The dryx sand boa typically prefers dry, sandy areas that are suitable for burrowing 5 7including open, dry steppes and semi-desert 1 9.

Most active during twilight hours, the javelin sand boa usually lies hidden under sand or in cracks in the soil during the day and hunts at dusk and dawn 4 5 7.

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Arment Biological Press, Landisville, Pennsylvania. Notes on the herpetology of an Algerian beach. The dorsal surface of the head is covered with small scales. Reconnecting people with nature was a hot topic during Europarcthe yearly conference of Protected Areas in Europe. X Close Image credit. It usually has a dark streak from the eye to the corner of the mouth. Javelin sand boa Eryx jaculus. Eryx Daudin Results of the Czech biological expedition to Iran.

In reptiles, this is also known as brumation. Which species are on the road to recovery? Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. The Reptiles of Anatolia: This snake has been recorded at elevations up to about 1, metres 1 9.


Views Read Edit View history. Brock, Johannes Foufopoulos Boidae in northeastern Jaulus. We need to more than double the number of wild species plants, animals and fungi assessed.

jculus Herpetological Review 47 2: Far more than a list of species and their status, it is a powerful tool to inform and catalyze action for biodiversity conservation and policy change, critical to protecting the jacculus resources we need to survive.

Description of a new snake from Nubia. In much of its range, urbanisation, agricultural expansion and quarrying are reducing the available habitat, and this species is also affected by pesticide poisoning and pollution 1 A new species, E.

The dorsal scales are in rows, jaculua anteriorly, but weakly keeled posteriorly. Zur Vermehrung eurasischer Sandboas: Dorsallyit may be grayish, tan, brownish, or reddish, with darker blotches or bars in an irregular network.

The diet of the javelin sand boa is thought to consist mainly of small mammals, as well as some lizards and birds 4 7 11and occasionally invertebrates such as slugs 4 6 7.

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