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Anilius scytale (Coral Cylinder Snakes)

Synonyms: Anguis scytale; Ilysia scytale; Inilius scytale; Tortrix scytale

Wikipedia Abstract

The Aniliidae are a monotypic family created for the monotypic genus Anilius that contains the single species A. scytale. Common names include American pipe snake and false coral snake. It is found in South America. This snake possesses a vestigial pelvic girdle that is visible as a pair of cloacal spurs. It is ovoviviparous. It is non-venomous, and its diet consists mainly of amphibians and other reptiles. Currently, two subspecies are recognized, including the typical form described here.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva Cuzco Amazonico   Peru      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Yasuni Biosphere Reserve 4156313 Ecuador  
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cerrado Brazil No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Amphisbaena anomala (Barbour's Worm Lizard)[1]
Amphisbaena polystegum (Bahia Worm Lizard)[1]
Anilius scytale (Coral Cylinder Snakes)[1]
Caecilia gracilis[2]
Tantilla melanocephala (Black-headed Snake (equatoriana)[1]


Anilius scytale (Coral Cylinder Snakes)[1]


Amazonian Brazil (Ceará, Goiás, Mato Grosso [HR 32: 277]), Venezuela (HR 33: 66), Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru. Terra typica: Indiis;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food habits of Anilius scytale (Serpentes: Aniliidae) in the Brazilian Amazonia, Gleomar F. Maschio; Ana Lúcia da C. Prudente; Francílio da S. Rodrigues; Marinus S. Hoogmoed, Zoologia (Curitiba, Impr.) vol.27 no.2 Curitiba Apr. 2010
2The caecilian amphibian Scolecomorphus kirkii Boulenger as prey of the burrowing asp Atractaspis aterrima Gu ̈ nther: trophic relationships of fossorial vertebrates, David J. Gower, Jens B. Rasmussen, Simon P. Loader and Mark Wilkinson, 2004, African Journal of Ecology, Afr. J. Ecol., 42, 83–87
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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