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 . . .