New endangered snake species discovered in Paraguay

It belongs to the genus Phalotris, which has 15 semi-subterranean species distributed in central South America. This group of snakes stands out for their striking coloration with red, black, and yellow patterns.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new and colorful non-venomous snake species, previously unknown to science, was discovered in Paraguay and presented in a study published in the Zoosystematics and Evolution journal.

It belongs to the genus Phalotris, which has 15 semi-subterranean species distributed in central South America. This group of snakes stands out for their striking coloration with red, black, and yellow patterns.

The finding was made by the . . .

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