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Year: 2015, Issue: June
First report of Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw,1802) from Dantewada district (C.G.).
H. K. S. Gajendra
Chrysopelea ornata, Thakshak nag, King Parikshit, Kirandul, Flying snake.
Dantewada district is one of the southern district of Chhattisgarh. The area of the district is covered, more than 50% with dense, sal (Shorea robusta) dominated forests. The area has tropical humid to sub-humid climate. So far the Chrysopelea ornata snake has not been reported from either the Dantewada district or the Chhattisgarh state. The snake was first sighted on a Ficus tree within the Kirandul city area in Dantewada district. The present study has described the morphology of the presently caught snake.
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