IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Distribution

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Range Description

This species is endemic to Mayotte (Meirte 1999, Meirte 2004, Hawlitschek et al. in prep.). For extent of occurrence, we use the entire terrestrial area of Mayotte, which is 376.5 km. For area of occupancy, we use the area covered by suitable habitat classes, as based on field surveys and a remote sensing analysis (Hawlitschek et al. in prep.). The few known localities are in natural forests and in plantations in the centre of Mayotte. No observations in or near urban and agricultural areas exist. We therefore restrict the area of occupancy to an area of forests, degraded forests and plantations in the island centre, where the records were made. Future observations may extend this area, however, the area of occupancy is presently considered to be 65.2 km. The snake has been recorded between 144 and 653 m asl.

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