Anomochilus cf. monticola. Rarely encountered due to their...
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Image #cld1824235
SpeciesAnomochilus cf. monticola
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionRarely encountered due to their subterranean habits, Dwarf Pipe Snakes (Anomochilidae) are very little studied and are known from only a small handful of specimens. In addition to their bold coloration (which may serve to mimic venomous coral snakes), they also a false head on their tail to deflect attacks away from their true head. 
Keywordsanimal | anomochilidae | borneo | defense | dwarf | fauna | mimicry | pipe | reptile | snake | wildlife

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