Atractaspis microlepidota — Overview

Arabian Small-scaled Burrowing Asp learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is found on the Arabian Peninsula, where it is distributed in south-western Arabia (Yemen and Saudi Arabia) from Wadi Majarish near Taif south through the mountains bordering the Red Sea to Aden, in Dhofar, Oman (Parker 1932), and in several scattered localities in central Saudi Arabia (al Sadoon and Abdo 1991). It is expected to occur between Aden and Dhofar (S. Busais pers. comm. February 2012).


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