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Blythia reticulata, commonly known as Blyth's reticulate snake, Blyth's reticulated snake, or the iridescent snake. It is a species of snake in the family Colubridae, endemic to Asia. When caught in the sunlight the scales have a rainbow iridescence. Total length of Blyth's reticulated snake is 16.6 in (420 mm), which includes a tail 1.65 in (42 mm) long.
Seen In Gibbon WLS, Assam, NE India. The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, formerly known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary or Hollongapar Reserve Forest, is an isolated protected area of evergreen forest located in Jorhat district of Assam, India. It is small, 20.98 sq. kms, surrounded by tea plantations and human settlements. The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is classified as "Assam plains alluvial semi-evergreen forests" with some wet evergreen forest patches. It receives 249 cm (98 in) of rainfall on average per year. and is situated at an altitude between 100 and 120 m (330 and 390 ft). It is home to 7 out of the 15 species of apes found in India and also the Bengal slow loris and is a wonderful place to find butterflies.
For nearly 150 years the genus Blythia was monotypic, which means that it contained one single species. In 2017 a second species in the genus Blythia was described, Blythia hmuifang, on the basis of four specimens originating from the state of Mizoram, India.
Lat: 26.68, Long: 94.35
Spotted on Apr 12, 2016
Submitted on Dec 15, 2018
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