Xenopholis scalaris — Wucherer’s Ground Snake
Some other names for this species:
A few minutes after I had found a dripping-wet vine snake, I saw something moving in the wet leaf litter, which turned out to be this unusual fellow. It looked like a fairly standard snake until I disturbed it, at which point it immediately flattened its body to this ridiculous level and refused to move any further.
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Dixon, J. R. and Soini, P. 1986. The Reptiles of the Upper Amazon Basin, Iquitos Region, Peru
- Duellman, W.E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest