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New Species Of Dwarf boa

New Species Of Dwarf boa:

Scientists have discovered a new species of dwarf boa in the Ecuadoran Amazon and named it after an Indigenous activist.

  • Dwarf boa belongs to the family Tropidophiidae living high in the cloud forests of northeastern Ecuador.
  • The species is unusual for having a “vestigial pelvis” characteristic of primitive snakes and taken as evidence by some that snakes descended from lizards that lost their limbs over millions of years.
  • Its habitat includes tropical piedmont and lower evergreen montane forests.
  • The snake is alight brown in coloration with noticeable black blotches on the belly and muted blotches running down the back.
  • Dark brown pigmentiaotn is found through the center of the head.