First Record of Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835) (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from Northern Odisha with Notes on Morphology and Natural History


  • Keonjhar Wildlife Division, Anandapur, Keonjhar, Odisha - 758021
  • Zoological Survey of India, Central Zone Regional Centre, Vijay Nagar, Jabalpur - 482002, Madhya Pradesh
  • Palace, Rajnilgiri, Balasore, Odisha - 756040
  • Hirakud Wildlife Division, Sambalpur, Odisha - 768027
  • Zoological Survey of India, Central Zone Regional Centre, Vijay Nagar, Jabalpur - 482002, Madhya Pradesh
  • Department of Zoology, F. M. University, Nuapadhi, Balasore, Odisha - 756020
  • Nature, Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS), Turanga, Angul, Odisha - 759123



Boiga trigonata, Diet, Distribution, Hemipenis, Scale Reduction.


Based on a male specimen of Boiga gokool collected from Balasore, Odisha, India, herewith we report the southernmost distribution of the species beyond its known distributional range. Additional information on scale reduction of the male specimen along with differences in hemipenial morphology with that of Boiga trigonata is provided. A bird in the diet of this species is reported for the first time in this paper.


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Mohalik, R. K., Mohapatra, P. P., Mardaraj, P., Sahoo, S., Bhilala, A. K., Kar, N. B., & Dutta, S. K. (2020). First Record of <I>Boiga gokool</I> (Gray, 1835) (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from Northern Odisha with Notes on Morphology and Natural History. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(2), 189–192.





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