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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Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 1: Snake Species of the World: WilliamsJeff Boundy Views Read Edit View history.

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Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp. Also in northern and eastern Iran, Afghanistan and western Pakistan.

Zur Haltung und Pflege von Sandboas. The keeled scales of the javelin sand boa may help it to remain hidden under sand by preventing sand grains from sliding off its back.

Invertebrates Animals with no backbone, such as insects, crustaceans, worms, molluscs, spiders, cnidarians jellyfish, corals, sea anemones and echinoderms.

Eryx jaculus | The Reptile Database

This species becomes inactive between October and March or April 1when it is likely to hibernate in loose sand, rodent burrows, crevices or beneath rocks 4. Jaculuz taxon is Critically Endangered CR when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Critically Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.


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Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Eryx jaculus, Eryx miliaris und Eryx tataricus.

In captivity, Eryx species mate in the etyx and early summer, with development of the young inside the female taking around four to five months 1 4. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas.

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A revision of the subspecies structure of javelin sand boa, Eryx jaculus Linnaeus, Reptilia, Boidae. In the list below, a taxon author in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Eryx.

Herpetological Review 46 3: Arabian sand boa Eryx jayakari. The Reptile Database June, http: The javelin sand boa typically hunts by lying eeryx wait beneath sand or soil and ambushing passing prey.

The Reptiles of Anatolia: Eryx jaculus jaculusEryx jaculus turcicus and Eryx jaculus familiaris 1 6 9 Extension of the habitat of the Sand Snake Eryx jaculus. Snake Jqculus of the World: Southern Turkmenistannorthern Iran the Kopet Dag mountains in the north-east and the Azerbaijan region in the north-west and Afghanistan. Journal of Zoologyjacu,us This page was last edited on jaculuz Julyat Aipysurus mosaicus, a new species of egg-eating sea snake Elapidae: The javelin sand boa usually gives birth to 5 to 20 offspring at a time 1 2 6between August and September 1with each of the young measuring about 14 to 20 centimetres in length and weighing around 8 grams 2.


The eeyx surface of the head is covered with small scales. Species categorized as Endangered EN. The javelin sand boa typically prefers dry, sandy areas that are suitable for burrowing 5 7including open, dry steppes and semi-desert 1 9.

Find out more Find out more about the javelin sand boa and other reptiles: Turkish Journal of Zoology