Distribution of Snakes in Ha’il Province, Saudi Arabia, with an Identification Key to the Species

Ahmed Mohajja Alshammari, Salem Mahfoudh Busais


This study provides the occurrence and distribution of snakes in Ha’il from previous literature and supporting fieldwork, and updates the checklist of snake fauna in the area of study. The recent study reveals 12 species of snakes belonging to five families (Boidae, Colubridae, Lamprophiidae, Elapidae, and Viperidae). However, four registers from the previous record are inaccurate, and accordingly were removed from the list of Ha’il snakes. In addition, an identification key to the snake species of Ha’il is presented.


distribution; identification key; snakes; Ha’il; Saudi Arabia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2020-27-1-5-10


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