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Snakes (Serpentes)

   Genera


Achalinus
East Asian Burrowing Snakes


Fimbrios
Southern Bearded Snakes


Parafimbrios
Northern Bearded Snakes


Paraxenodermus
Bornean Earth Snake


Stoliczkia
Northeast Indian Keeled Earth Snakes


Xenodermus
Rough-backed Litter Snake




Biodiversity of the family Xenodermidae Bibliography of the family Xenodermidae

Xenodermidae

Asian Litter Snakes
Asiatische Streunattern*     Asiatiske Førnesnoge*




Contents: (as of 31st December, 2021)  Endemicity:
6 genera of which 2 (33.3%) are endemic  0% 100%
29 species of which 21 (72.4%) are endemic  0% 100%

Remarks: Savage (2015) pointed out that the correct name of this family is Xenodermidae, not Xenodermatidae, 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). Previously included the genus Xylophis, now assigned to the family Pareidae.

Distribution:  S. and E. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

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