Omoadiphas cannula McCranie & Cruz-Díaz

Agalta Fossorial Snake (Omoadiphas cannula)

This species, placed in a small genus with three species that all are endemic to Honduras, was described in 2010; it is known from two specimens that had been collected in 1989 in the Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Agalta in eastern central Honduras.
The species reaches a length of only about 36 cm and appears to be semi-fossorial that means it may spend much time hidden in a burrow of some kind.

The type locality of this species has subsequently been converted into a coffee plantation and, having never been found since the type collection, it might well be already extinct now.

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The photo below shows another one of the three known species in this genus, the Omoa Fossorial Snake (Omoadiphas aurula G. Köhler, Wilson & McCranie).

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Omoa Fossorial Snake (Omoadiphas aurula)

Photo: Josue Ramos Galdamez
https://www.inaturalist.org/people/josuergg
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ 

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edited: 22.01.2024