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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Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus) ยท

This species typically burrows through sand and soil 1 4 7but when travelling on the surface it moves with a wave-like motion 5. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: The snakes of Europe.

There are slight differences in appearance between the male and female javelin sand boa, with the female generally being longer than the male.

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. American University in Cairo Press, Cairo. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. However, it is declining in many parts of its range, especially in western areas 1 9 Diversity and distribution of reptiles in Romania. Like other sand boas members of the genus Eryxit is notable for its tendency to lie in ambush beneath the surface of the sandy areas it inhabits, springing upon prey from its hidden position 4 5 6.


Ventrally it is whitish or yellowish.

African burrowing python Calabaria reinhardtii. Boas of the World Superfamily Booidae: 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.

Baha El Din, S. Unlike most snakes, the javelin sand boa has been seen using its tongue to lap up water. Most active during twilight hours, the javelin sand boa usually lies hidden under sand or in cracks in the soil during the day and hunts at dusk jaculud dawn 4 5 7. There are ventrals, and subcaudals.

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Breeding Eurasian Sand boas: Trustees of the British Museum Natural History. Retrieved January 2, This period of inactivity is characterised by specific biological and biochemical changes including lowered blood pressure and respiration rate.

There are upper labials. Species categorized as Near Threatened NT. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.


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Three subspecies of javelin sand boa are recognised: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

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. Views Read Edit View history. Pazbar LTD, pp.

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Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetological Review 47 2: X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles.