Taxonomy: families
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Snakes (Serpentes)

   Genera


Aplopeltura
Blunt-headed Slug Eater


Asthenodipsas
Malayan Slug Eaters


Pareas
Typical Oriental Slug Eaters


Xylophis
Narrow-headed Snakes




Biodiversity of the family Pareidae Bibliography of the family Pareidae

Pareidae
Oriental Slug Eaters
Asiatische Schneckennattern     Orientalske Sneglesnoge*




Contents:
  25 species of which 17 (68.0%) are endemic - 4 genera of which 1 (25.0%) is endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Savage (2015) pointed out that the correct name of this family is Pareidae, not Pareatidae, as seen in older works (e.g., Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009; Vidal, Delmas, David, Cruaud, Couloux & Hedges 2007; Grazziotin, Zaher, Murphy, Scrocchi, Benavides, Zhang & Bonatto 2012; Pyron, Burbrink & Wiens 2013). Includes the genus Xylophis, formerly assigned to the family Xenodermidae.

Distribution:  SE. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.