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Snakes (Serpentes)


East Asian Burrowing Snakes

Southern Bearded Snakes

Northern Bearded Snakes

Bornean Earth Snake

Northeast Indian Keeled Earth Snakes

Rough-backed Litter Snake

Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Biodiversity of the family Xenodermidae Bibliography of the family Xenodermidae


Asian Litter Snakes
Asiatische Streunattern*     Asiatiske Førnesnoge*

Contents: Endemicity:
6 genera of which 2 (33.3%) are endemic  0% 100%
30 species of which 22 (73.3%) are endemic  0% 100%

Remarks: Savage (2015) pointed out that the correct name of this family is Xenodermidae, not Xenodermatidae, as seen in older works (e.g., Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009; Vidal, Delmas, David, Cruaud, Couloux & Hedges 2007; Grazziotin, Zaher, Murphy, Scrocchi, Benavides, Zhang & Bonatto 2012; Pyron, Burbrink & Wiens 2013). Previously included the genus Xylophis, now assigned to the family Pareidae.

Distribution:  S. and E. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.