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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Taxonomy and distribution of sand boas of the genus Eryx Daudin, Serpentes: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol.

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Graham and Robert W. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: In other languages Add links. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, it is declining in many parts of its range, especially in western areas 1 9 Taxobox Eryx jaculusknown commonly as the Javelin sand boais a species of snake in the Boidae family.

In addition, the javelin sand boa is popular jachlus the pet trade 1 8and over-collection is often a problem, particularly in Egypt 1. Eryx jaculus is found in eastern and south eastern Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and Africa. Gongylophis colubrinusGongylophis conicusand Gongylophis muelleri.


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Species categorized as Critically Endangered CR. It is also frequently found in areas with soft soils, with a preference for clay and stony soils, and is sometimes found in agricultural areas, vineyards and gardens 1 2 9. Iranian Journal of Erhx Biosystematics 4 1: To save searches and access eeryx historical view of information you have downloaded you are required to register for an account.

The javelin sand boa is protected by law in some areas and is listed on the Red Data Books of a number of countries 9 Ltd, London, pp. Reptilien aus Persien Provinz Fars.

Snake Species of the World: Vestal cuckoo bee Bombus vestalis. This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme. From Iran through Pakistan into northwestern and southern India.

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Taylor and Francis, printers. The javelin sand boa usually catches its prey by ambushing it, lying in wait under the sand or soil with the eyes and nose just above the surface to detect passing prey. In reptiles, this is also known as brumation.

The IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria are intended to be an easily and widely understood system for classifying species at high risk of global extinction. Most active during twilight hours, the javelin sand boa usually jacculus hidden under sand or in cracks in the soil during the day and hunts at dusk and dawn 4 5 7.


This snake has been recorded at elevations up to about 1, metres 1 jachlus. Dufart [], pp. Reconnecting people with nature was a hot topic during Europarcthe yearly conference of Protected Areas in Jacukus. In September the snake has been rediscovered in Romania near the Danube after being extinct in Romania since when the last specimen was seen near Cochirleni.

Eryx jaculus Reptilia, Boidae north of Danube: Acta Herpetologica 10 2: There are ventrals, and subcaudals.

Brock, Johannes Foufopoulos This Alethinophidia article is a stub. Breeding Eurasian Sand boas: Eryx jaculuspp. Javelin sand boa threats The javelin sand boa is not currently considered to be at risk of extinction in Europe due jacuuls its widespread distribution and apparently large population 1 The rostral is large.

Herpetological Bulletin It is heavy-bodied and has a short blunt tail. A Taxonomic Revision of Boas Serpentes: The head is not distinct from the neck.