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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Yellow-striped racer

Binomial name: Coelognathus flavolineatus (Hermann Schlegel, 1837)

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)
  • 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


  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Orthriophis flavolineata, Mark Auliya (2006)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Indraneil Das (2006)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, De Lange & Gernot Vogel (2005)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Urs Utiger et al. (2002)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Notker Helfenberger (2001)
  • Coelognathus flavolineatus, Hien et al. (2001)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, Klaus-Dieter Schulz (1996)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1972)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Elaphe flavolineata, Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1922)
  • Coluber melanurus, Theodorus Willem van Lidth de Jeude (1922)
  • Elaphe melanura, Thomas Barbour (1912)
  • Elaphe melanurus, Thomas Barbour (1912)
  • Coluber melanurus var. timoriensis, José Júlio Bettencourt Ferreira (1897)
  • Coluber melanurus, George Albert Boulenger (1894)
  • Elaphis melanura, Hagen (1890)
  • Coluber melanurus, Ambrosius Arnold Willem Hubrech (1887)
  • Compsosoma melanurum, Johann Gustav Fischer (1885)
  • Compsosoma melanurum, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1873)
  • Compsosoma melanurum, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1870)
  • Composoma sic melanurum, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Elaphis melanurus, Giorgio Jan (1863)
  • Spilotes melanurus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)
  • Compsosoma melanurus, Pieter Bleeker (1857)
  • Compsosoma melanurum, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1854)
  • Coluber flavolineatus, Hermann Schlegel (1837)
  • Coluber melanurus, Hermann Schlegel (1837)
  • Coluber flavolineata, Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt (1826)

Yellow-striped racer is found in following locations in Thailand

Please note that this non-official list is not complete nor necessarily accurate. This list is a summary of checklists from other websites, blogs, publications, photo/videos published on various websites or our own findings. We appreciate your contributions with photo proof.

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Coelognathus flavolineatus

Coelognathus flavolineatus

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Coelognathus flavolineatus

Coelognathus flavolineatus

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Distribution map of Yellow-striped racer, Coelognathus flavolineatus in Thailand

Range map of Coelognathus flavolineatus in Thailand

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