International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Biodiversity and Conservation | India | Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017


Ophiofauna Diversity of Dhaltangarh Forest of Odisha, India

Sambit Kumar Dwibedy


Abstract: A small study was undertaken in Dhaltangarh forest to explore snake diversity. Studies were conducted by systematic observation, catching by snake-stick & photographic capture. The study yielded 19 snake species including a huge Burmese python species. Out of the total snakes, 5 were found to be venomous, one was mildly venomous and rest 13 were non-venomous. It was concluded that this forest is rich in snakes belonging to Colubrid family. It was also revealed that mimicry is the main cause of the death of some non-venomous snakes in this forest.


Keywords: Dhaltangarh, Odisha, Ophiofauna, Venomous, Mimicry


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017,


Pages: 1030 - 1035


How to Cite this Article?

Sambit Kumar Dwibedy, "Ophiofauna Diversity of Dhaltangarh Forest of Odisha, India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017, pp. 1030-1035, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20176831

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