More than a century after it was first seen, the Assam keelback — a snake species endemic to the region — was rediscovered in 2018 by a team from Wildlife Institute of India (WII) near a reserve forest on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
- It is commonly called as Assam keelback; Peal's keelback.
- It was discovered 129 years ago by Samuel Edward Peal, a British tea planter based in Upper Assam.
- The species is endemic to Northeast India. It has been recorded from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
- It is a species of snake in the subfamily Natricinae of the family Colubridae.
- The species is small — about 60 cm long, brownish, with a patterned belly.