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Kumar Sah A, Gautam B, Bhattarai S. On the distribution of Cantor's Kukri snake Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839) (Squamata: Colubridae) from Nepal. JAD. 2020; 2 (2) :1-7
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1- Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
2- Biodiversity Research and Conservation Society, Kathmandu, Nepal
3- National Trust for Nature Conservation-Biodiversity Conservation Center, Ratnanagar-06, Sauraha, Chitwan-44204, Nepal , santosh.bhattarai@hotmail.com
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The distribution of Cantorchr('39')s Kukri Snake Oligodon cyclurus has been poorly documented in its geographic range from Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. We provide confirmed locality records with notes on some aspects of natural history information for O. cyclurus. Although the species is designated as Least Concern according to IUCN Red list of Threatened Species, the species is facing multiple threats like roadkills and vindictive killing. We suggest a more detailed inventory to better understand its biology, distribution patterns, population status and molecular identity to aid in a more comprehensive global conservation action.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2020/03/29 | Accepted: 2020/05/17 | Published: 2020/06/30

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