Rain Loving Snake

May 15, 20196 days 00
  • A 7- member team of herpetologists have documented a new species of non-venomous snake in Mizoram.
  • It has been named Smithophis atemporalis. It is a predominantly aquatic species.
  • It is named after the British herpetologist Malcolm Arthur Smith for his immense contribution to Indian herpetology.
  • Locally it is known as Ruahlawmrul or rain-loving snake.
  • Snakes discovered from North East recently:
Mizoram Smithophis atemporalis Non-Venomous
Arunachal Pradesh Crying Keelback Non-Venomous
Arunachal Pradesh Reddish-brown pit viper Venomous


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