International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2014) Volume 2, Issue 4

Report of Dryocalamus Nympha (Daudin, 1803) from Pondicherry University Campus, Puducherry and Conservation

Dryocalamus nympha commonly called as common bridal snake, are belonging to colubridae family, it was observed in under bark and root of Tectona grandis and Acacia auriculiformis during moon soon season at central instrumentation facility building in Pondicherry University campus which is surrounded by lush vegetation. The species is uncommon in the region, according to IUCN, the D. nympha is listed under not evaluated category (NE), which is not reported by earlier studies in this region. In this study confirmed that D. nympha is the first report from Puducherry region. Hence, the authors exhibit the protection, maintenance, dynamics and the conservation aspect of D. nympha in the lights of prevent for extinct status due to anthropogenic influence.

Author(s): M. Muthukumaran,A. Vijaya Bhaskara Rao,M. David

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