Reptiles and Amphibians!

Dragon Snake or Javan mud-snake (Xenodermus javanicus)

  • Colubrid snake found in South East Asia
  • It is found in rice fields and is known to feed on frogs
  • Though discovered in 1846; this unique serpent is very rare in the pet trade, and is still quite unknown, even amongst herpetologists
  • This snake belongs to its own genus, meaning that it currently has no close relatives currently accepted by science
  • Noted for having large overlapping knobby scales, and having more lizard-like features than snake-like features
  • These features include; an enlarged, heavily ridged scales (separated by areas of bare skin), and an elongated tail
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