Assam keelback

• Assam keelback has recently been rediscovered after 129 years in Arunachal Pradesh.

• The scientific name is Herpetoreas pealii.

• It is commonly known as Assam keelback; Peal’s keelback.

• It is a species of snake in the subfamily Natricinae of the family Colubridae.

• The species is endemic to Northeast India. It has been recorded from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

• The species is small — about 60 cm long, brownish, with a patterned belly.

• It was discovered 129 years ago in 1891 by Samuel Edward Peal, a British tea planter based in Upper Assam.


Mains Paper 3: Environment

Prelims level: Assam keelback

Mains level: Key findings about the species

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