Bolivia - Snake ID Help

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Antee
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Bolivia - Snake ID Help

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Anyone who can help me ID this three snakes. All found in Kaa Iya NP in the dry Gran Chaco southern Bolivia.

Thanx alot for help and a great forum!

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Re: Bolivia - Snake ID Help

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First one looks like one of the tricolor hognose snakes

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RCampbell
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Re: Bolivia - Snake ID Help

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1 Lystrophis sp.
2 Phrynonax polylepis ?
3 Gomesophis sp.?

Antee
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Re: Bolivia - Snake ID Help

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Thanx alot.

Tricolor Hog nose snake (or False coral hog nose) make sense for the first one and Phrynonax polylepis (Common puffing snake) for the second.

Still struggling a bit with the third...

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Re: Bolivia - Snake ID Help

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Could the third one be Boddaert's tropical racer? (Mastigodryas boddaerti)

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Hard to say, but could be possible...

The image does not allow a decent view of the face, so for me looking at the head and eye...I see something with a blunt face and not
prominent enough eyes. That said...could be an angle issue.

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Re: Bolivia - Snake ID Help

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Here is a better look at the head
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