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Ophiofauna Diversity of Dhaltangarh Forest of Odisha, India

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 1030-1035

Keywords : Dhaltangarh; Odisha; Ophiofauna; Venomous; Mimicry;

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A small study was undertaken in Dhaltangarh forest to explore snake diversity. Studies were conducted by systematic observation, catching by snake-stick& photographic capture. The study yielded 19 snake species including a huge Burmese python species. Out of the total snakes, 5 were found to be venomous, one was mildly venomous and rest 13 were non-venomous. It was concluded that this forest is rich in snakes belonging to Colubrid family. It was also revealed that mimicry is the main cause of the death of some non-venomous snakes in this forest.

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