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  • German
    • Schwarzkopfnatter
    • Schwarzkopf-Zwergnatter
  • English
    • Black-Headed Rhynchocalamus
    • Black-headed Snake
    • Palestine Kukri Snake
  • Scientific Names
    • Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus
    • Contia satunini
    • Homalosoma melanocephalum
  • Hebrew
    • שחור ראש

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What

Black-Headed Rhynchocalamus Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus

Observer

roberto_sindaco

Date

April 30, 2006

Description

Avcı A., Ilgaz Ç., Rajabizadeh M., Yılmaz C., Üzüm N., Adriaens D., Kumlutaş Y., Olgun K., 2015. Molecular phylogeny and micro ct-scanning revealed extreme cryptic biodiversity in Kukri snake, Muhtarophis gen. nov., a new genus for Rhynchocalamus barani (Serpentes: Colubridae). - Russian Journal of Herpetology, 22 (3): 159-174.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-Headed Rhynchocalamus Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus

Observer

roberto_sindaco

Date

April 29, 2006

Description

Avcı A., Ilgaz Ç., Rajabizadeh M., Yılmaz C., Üzüm N., Adriaens D., Kumlutaş Y., Olgun K., 2015. Molecular phylogeny and micro ct-scanning revealed extreme cryptic biodiversity in Kukri snake, Muhtarophis gen. nov., a new genus for Rhynchocalamus barani (Serpentes: Colubridae). - Russian Journal of Herpetology, 22 (3): 159-174.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-Headed Rhynchocalamus Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus

Observer

roberto_sindaco

Date

the past

Place

Israel (Google, OSM)

Description

Šmíd J., Martínez G., Gebhart J., Aznar J., Gállego J., Göçmen B., de Pous P., Tamar K., Carranza S., 2015. Phylogeny of the genus Rhynchocalamus (Reptilia; Colubridae) with a first record from the Sultanate of Oman. - Zootaxa, 4033 (3): 380-392.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-Headed Rhynchocalamus Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus

Observer

roberto_sindaco

Date

the past

Place

Syria (Google, OSM)

Description

Šmíd J., Martínez G., Gebhart J., Aznar J., Gállego J., Göçmen B., de Pous P., Tamar K., Carranza S., 2015. Phylogeny of the genus Rhynchocalamus (Reptilia; Colubridae) with a first record from the Sultanate of Oman. - Zootaxa, 4033 (3): 380-392.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-Headed Rhynchocalamus Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus

Observer

sharonhasday

Date

September 11, 2015 10:23 AM AST

Place

Golan, IL (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sindic

Date

May 1, 1994

Place

Petra (Google, OSM)

Description

MCCI-R0617

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-Headed Rhynchocalamus Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus

Observer

uncshai

Date

May 1, 2012
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Description from Wikipedia

The black-headed ground snake (Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus) is a species of small and elegant harmless snake, which is endemic to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East. It belongs to the Colubridae family. Two subspecies, Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus melanocephalus and Rhynchocalamus melanocephalus satunini, are currently recognized.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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