An unusual morph in Green Vine Snake, Ahaetulla nasuta spp. (Lacépède, 1789) (Serpentes: Colubridae: Ahaetullinae) from Matheran, Maharashtra, India


  • 416, Shukrawar peth, Pune – 411002, Maharashtra
  • 416, Shukrawar peth, Pune – 411002, Maharashtra



Ahaetulla nasuta, Ahaetulla nasuta isabellina, Green Vine Snake, Northern Western Ghats


An unusual morph of Green vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) in Matheran, Maharashtra, was observed with individual has blended colour of A. nasuta (Figure 1) and A. nasuta var. isabellinus (Figure 2). Head and nuchal region of encountered specimen was pea-green whilst, rest of posterior body was olive-brown. Habitat of Matheran varies from foothills to hilltop, environmental effect can be the factor for this coloration.


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Varma, V., & Gharat, G. (2019). An unusual morph in Green Vine Snake, <i>Ahaetulla nasuta spp</i>. (Lacépède, 1789) (Serpentes: Colubridae: Ahaetullinae) from Matheran, Maharashtra, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(1), 88–90.



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