Ptyas mucosus


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Noun1.Ptyas mucosus - enter buildings in pursuit of prey
rat snake - any of various nonvenomous rodent-eating snakes of North America and Asia
genus Ptyas, Ptyas - Asian rat snakes
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Herpetological fauna of Dir Lower and Dir Upper districts (Northern mountainous region) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan contains 11 species of lizards (Calotes versicolor farooqi, Laudakia agrorensis, Eublepharis macularius, Cyrtopodion scabrum, Hemidactylus brookii, Hemidactylus flaviviridis, Ophisops jerdonii, Asymblepharus himalayanus, Eurylepis taeniolatus, Eutropis dissimilis and Varanus bengalensis) and 16 species of snakes (Eryx johnii, Amphiesma stolatum, Boiga trigonata, Lycodon striatus, Oligodon arnensis, Oligodon taeniolatus, Platyceps rhodorachis, Platyceps ventromaculatus, Ptyas mucosus, Spalerosophis atriceps, Xenochrophis piscator, Gloydius himalayanus, Bungarus caeruleus, Naja oxiana, Typhlops porrectus, Echis carinatus).
Common reptiles found in the area are golden lizard (Calotes versicolor), monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis), krait (Bungarus careleus), branded krait (Bungarus faciatus), cobra (Naja naja), and common rat snake (Ptyas mucosus).
Ptyas mucosus is reported from throughout India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Adaman islands (Khan, 2006).