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Species of Thailand

Yellow-striped racer

Coelognathus flavolineatus

(Hermann Schlegel, 1837)

In Thai: งูทางมะพร้าวดำ, ngu taang mapao dam

Coelognathus flavolineatus, the black copper rat snake or yellow striped snake, is a species of colubrid snake found in Southeast Asia. This species was previously recognized in the genus Elaphe.


  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • India (Andaman Is.)
  • Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera, Bali)
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

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Scientific classification

Coelognathus flavolineatus

Common names

  • German: Gelbstreifennatter
  • English:
    • Black copper rat snake
    • Yellow-striped snake
    • Yellow-striped trinket snake
    • Yellow-striped racer
  • Thai: งูทางมะพร้าวดำ, ngu taang mapao dam


  • Coelognathius flavolineatus (in error), CHANDRAMOULI (2022)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Indraneil Das (2006)
  • Orthriophis flavolineata, Mark Auliya (2006)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, De Lange & Gernot Vogel (2005)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Urs Utiger et al. (2002)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Hien et al. (2001)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Notker Helfenberger (2001)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Coelognathus flavolineatus - Mueang Satun District, Satun
Coelognathus flavolineatus - Mueang Satun District, Satun
Coelognathus flavolineatus - Kaeng Krachan National Park
Coelognathus flavolineatus - Kaeng Krachan National Park

Range Map

Distribution map of Yellow-striped racer, Coelognathus flavolineatus in Thailand
  • Bang Nara
  • Bannang Sata District, Yala
  • Betong District, Yala
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khuan Don District, Satun
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Na Yong District, Trang
  • Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Saba Yoi District, Songkhla
  • Si Sakhon District, Narathiwat
  • Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi
  • Takua Thung District, Phang Nga
  • Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thung Wa District, Satun
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wang Nam Khiao District, Nakhon Ratchasima
Range map of Coelognathus flavolineatus in Thailand