Anilius


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Anilius

 

a genus of reptiles of the family Ilysiidae (cylinder snakes). The single species, the false coral snake (A. scytale), is found in tropical America. The snake reaches 80 cm in length and is coral-red with numerous black transverse stripes. It is a live-bearing burrowing snake. The false coral snake feeds on blind snakes, earthworms, and the larvae of various arthropods.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Anilius scytale (Linnaeus 1758), Mastigodryas boddaerti (Sentzen 1796), Taeniophallus occipitalis (Jan 1863), Micrurus filiformis (Gunther 1859), Chironius fuscus (Linnaeus 1758) y Leptophis ahaetulla (Linnaeus 1758) fueron recolectadas por particulares, por lo que no fue posible saber en que horarios fueron colectadas.