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Snakes (Serpentes)


Blunt-headed Slug Eater

Malayan Slug Eaters

Typical Oriental Slug Eaters

Narrow-headed Snakes

Biodiversity of the family Pareidae Bibliography of the family Pareidae


Oriental Slug Eaters
Asiatische Schneckennattern     Orientalske Sneglesnoge*

Contents: (as of 31st December, 2021)  Endemicity:
4 genera of which 1 (25.0%) is endemic  0% 100%
40 species of which 24 (60.0%) are endemic  0% 100%

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, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.