Species of Thailand
Keel-bellied mud snake
Bitia hydroides, John Edward Gray, 1842
(In Thai: งูปากกว้างท้องสัน, ngu paak guang thong sann)
The keel-bellied water snake (Bitia hydroides) is a marine homalopsine snake. It belongs to the monotypic genus Bitia.
It is found in Malaysia.
Bitia hydroides is noted for its unusual dentition. In all other snakes, any enlarged teeth are located on the dentary or maxilla, with the inner, palatine teeth of the upper jaw being smaller. In Bitia hydroides, the palatine teeth are greatly enlarged. Not enough is known about this animal's feeding behavior or ecology to attempt to infer a function of this peculiar arrangement.
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- Bitia hydroides
- German: Wasser-Schuppenkopf
- Keel-bellied mud snake
- Gray's water snake
- Keel-bellied water snake
- Thai: งูปากกว้างท้องสัน, ngu paak guang thong sann
- Bitia hydroides, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
- Bitia hydroides, John C. Murphy & Harold Knight Voris (2014)
- Biotia hydroides, Lu et al. (2006)
- Bitia hydroides, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
- Homalopsis hydrina, fide Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
- Bitia hydroides, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
- Hipistes hydrinus, Norman Smedley (1931)
- Hipistes hydrinus, John Anderson (1871)
- Hipistes hydrinus, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1870)
- Hypistes hydrinus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
- Hipistes fasciatus, John Edward Gray (1849)
- Bitia hydroides, John Edward Gray (1842)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)