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Species of Thailand

Southeast Asian bockadam

Thai: งูปากกว้างน้ำเค็ม, ngu paak guang naam kaem

Binomial name: Cerberus schneiderii, Hermann Schlegel, 1837

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Scientific classification

Cerberus schneiderii

Common names

  • English: Southeast Asian bockadam
  • Thai: งูปากกว้างน้ำเค็ม, ngu paak guang naam kaem


  • Cerberus schneiderii, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Cerberus schneiderii, John C. Murphy & Harold K. Voris (2014)
  • Cerberus schneideri, Rafe Marion Brown et al. (2013)
  • Cerberus schneiderii, John C. Murphy et al. (2012)
  • Hurria rynchops, Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
  • Cerberus rhynchops sic, George Albert Boulenger (1894)
  • Cerberus rhynchops, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Homalopsis boaeformis, Giorgio Jan (1863)
  • Cerberus boaeformis, Pieter Bleeker (1857)
  • Cerberus boaeformis, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1854)
  • Cerberus acutus, John Edward Gray (1849)
  • Homalopsis rhinchops (sic), Theodore Edward Cantor (1847)
  • Homalopsis schneideri, Hermann Schlegel (1837)
  • Cerberus russelii, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (1828)
  • Homalopsis molurus, Heinrich Boie (1826)
  • Python boaeformis, Blasius Merrem (1820)
  • Hurria schneideriana, François Marie Daudin (1803)
  • Coluber schneiderianus, François Marie Daudin (1803)
  • Elaps boaeformis, Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider (1801)
Cerberus schneideri

Cerberus schneideri

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Distribution map of Southeast Asian bockadam, Cerberus schneiderii in Thailand
  • Kra Buri District, Ranong
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Range map of Cerberus schneiderii in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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