(Orlov & Ryabov, 2002)
English : Tanahjampea cat snake
French : Serpent aux yeux de chat de TanahJampea
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species can reach at least 150 cm in length but probably more. Slender body with triangular section, flattened flanks and strong dorsal ridge. Coloration is dark olive-brown without pattern, becoming greyer on head.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in south-east Asia where it is endemic to Indonesia, being found on Tanahjampea island, in the Selatan province of Sulawesi. Lives in forests and second growth, both in lowlands and montane areas.
IUCN RED LIST : ENDANGERED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species is endemic to a small island and known from a single locality that has been nearly completely deforested.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known