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First report of a melanistic whip snake, Coluber jugularis Linnaeus, 1758 from the Arabian Peninsula



First report of a melanistic whip snake, Coluber jugularis Linnaeus, 1758 from the Arabian Peninsula



Zoology in the Middle East 14: 73-76



An adult black Coluber jugularis was collected in the Kuwait Desert in May 1996. The adult was 115 cm long with a definite black dorsal aspect with off-white underneath with a pink/reddish colouration to some scales. Such snakes have never been reported from the Arabian Desert. It is discussed whether black snakes previously reported from the Kuwait desert may have been C. jugularis and not Walterinnesia aegypti or Naja haje arahica.

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DOI: 10.1080/09397140.1997.10637706


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