Indian flying snake (Chrysopelea taprobanica)

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Indian flying snake

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  • The Indian flying snake is endemic to Sri Lanka.
  • Flying snakes in the genus Chrysopelea are the only limbless animals able to glide through the air.
  • Indian flying snakes flatten their bodies and undulate from side to side in order to glide.
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Indian flying snake description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusChrysoplea (1)

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Indian flying snake status

The Indian flying snake is not yet classified on the IUCN Red List.

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References

  1. Species 2000 and ITIS Catalogue of Life (March, 2011)
    http://www.catalogueoflife.org
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