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Patel H, Jhala R, Vyas R. Notes on the distribution and morphology of Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803) (Squamata: Colubridae) from Gujarat State, India. JAD 2021; 3 (3) :8-17
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1- Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat 395007, Gujarat, India; Voluntary Nature Conservancy, 101-Radha Darshan, Behind Union Bank, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388120, Gujarat, India , harshilpatel121@gmail.com
2- 42, Satyam Park, Nana Mauva Road, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
3- 1 - Shashwat Apartment, 23 Anandnagar Society, BPC Road, Alkapuri, Vadodara 390007, Gujarat, India
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We provide an account on the distribution, morphology and biology of the Indian trinket snake, Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803) from Gujarat, India, and report the first record of the subspecies, Coelognathus helena nigriangularis Mohapatra, Schulz, Helfenberger, Hofmann, Dutta from the Gujarat state based on reptile surveys throughout the state. We show that our understanding regarding the morphology of this species is not fully known as our series of specimens shows a high range of 204–245 ventral scales in C. h. helena and 219–279 ventral scales, 78–98 subcaudal scales in C. h. monticollaris.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2021/03/25 | Accepted: 2021/09/23 | Published: 2021/09/30

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