Velvet Swamp Snake

Erythrolamprus typhlus typhlus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Madre Selva field station, Depto Loreto, Peru. January 14, 2013.

This attractive rear-fanged snake comes in at least two distinct color phases. Neck-hooding behavior at no extra charge. These are rear-fanged snakes that do not hesitate to bite and chew; one bite that I’m aware of produced some pain and swelling in the hand that was bitten.  Formerly in Liophis.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

Peru 2013 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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