Species of Thailand

Blunt-headed tree snake

Aplopeltura boa, Heinrich Boie, 1828

(In Thai: งูกินทากหัวโหนก, ngu gin taag hua nog)

Aplopeltura is a genus of snakes of the family Pareidae. It contains a single species, Aplopeltura boa, the blunthead slug snake or blunt-headed slug-eating snake. It is a small, non-venomous snake. The species can be found in southern Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.

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Scientific classification

Aplopeltura boa

Common names

  • German: Kurzkopf-Schneckenatter
  • English:
    • Blunt-headed tree snake
    • Blunthead slug snake
  • Thai: งูกินทากหัวโหนก, ngu gin taag hua nog


  • Aplopeltura boa, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Aplopeltura boa, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Aplopeltura boa, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Aplopeltura boa, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1978)
  • Haplopeltura boa, Michael Wilmer Forbes Tweedie (1950)
  • Haplopeltura boa, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Haplopeltura boa, Nelly de Rooij (1917)
  • Amblycephalus boa, George Albert Boulenger (1894)
  • Haplopeltura boa, Oskar Boettger (1892)
  • Amblycephalus boa, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Aplopeltura boa - Mueang Krabi District
Aplopeltura boa - Mueang Krabi District
Aplopeltura boa - Mueang Krabi District
Aplopeltura boa - Khao Sok NP
Aplopeltura boa (young) - Khao Luang NP
Aplopeltura boa (young) - Khao Luang NP

Range Map

Distribution map of Blunt-headed tree snake, Aplopeltura boa in Thailand
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
  • Si Banphot District, Phatthalung
  • Thale Ban National Park
Range map of Aplopeltura boa in Thailand

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