Species of Thailand

Copperhead racer

Coelognathus radiatus, Heinrich Boie, 1827

(In Thai: งูทางมะพร้าว, ngu taang mapao)

The radiated ratsnake, copperhead rat snake or copper-headed trinket snake (Coelognathus radiatus) is a nonvenomous species of colubrid snake.

Temperament

These snakes are generally very defensive. They are very confident in their ability to defend themselves so you must be very confident in order to remotely have a chance at controlling this species. They are also a good trainer snakes for those looking to get into cobras and other elapids.

Distribution

  • Indonesia (Sumatra, Bangka, Borneo/Kalimantan, Java),
  • Malaysia and Brunei (Malaya and East Malaysia); Borneo,
  • Singapore Island,
  • Burma (Myanmar),
  • Thailand (including Phuket),
  • Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam,
  • India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh (Miao - Changlang district, Chessa, Chimpu, Itanagar - Papum Pare district) Captain, pers. comm.),
  • Bangladesh, Nepal,
  • South China (Fujian, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hong Kong),
  • Nepal

Type locality: Java

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Coelognathus
Species
Coelognathus radiatus

Common names

  • German: Strahlennatter
  • English:
    • Copperhead racer
    • Copperhead rat snake
    • Radiated rat snake
    • Copper-headed trinket snake
  • Thai: งูทางมะพร้าว, ngu taang mapao

Synonyms

  • Coelognathus radiatus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Elaphe radiatus, T.S.N. Murthy (2010)
  • Coelognathus radiata, Thomas Ziegler et al. (2007)
  • Coelognathus radiatus, Winchell (2003)
  • Elaphe radiata, Olivier S.G. Pauwels et al. (2003)
  • Coelognathus radiatus, Andreas Gumprecht (2003)
  • Elaphe radiata, Thomas Ziegler (2002)
  • Coelognathus radiatus, Urs Utiger et al. (2002)
  • Coelognathus radiatus, Andreas Gumprecht (2000)
  • Elaphe radiata, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)

Photos

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Coelognathus radiatus
Coelognathus radiatus
Coelognathus radiatus

Range Map

Distribution map of Copperhead racer, Coelognathus radiatus in Thailand
  • Ao Luek District, Krabi
  • Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo
  • Ban Bueng District, Chonburi
  • Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi
  • Ban Na San District, Surat Thani
  • Ban Phue District, Udon Thani
  • Bang Bo District, Samut Prakan
  • Bang Kapi District, Bangkok
  • Bang Khen District, Bangkok
  • Bang Khla District, Chachoengsao
  • Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
  • Bang Na District, Bangkok
  • Bang Pa In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan
  • Bang Rakam District, Phitsanulok
  • Bang Saphan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Bangkok Province
  • Bueng Kum District, Bangkok
  • Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Kham District, Phayao
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Chok Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Chom Bueng District, Ratchaburi
  • Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai
  • Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi
  • Dan Sai District, Loei
  • Det Udom District, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Doem Bang Nang Buat District, Suphan Buri
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Khun Tan National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Hang Chat District, Lampang
  • Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai
  • Hat Yai District, Songkhla
  • Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Hua Sai District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Khot District, Uthai Thani
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Kantang District, Trang
  • Kathu District, Phuket
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Phanom District, Krabi
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi
  • Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani
  • Khlong Sam Wa District, Bangkok
  • Khlong Thom District, Krabi
  • Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son
  • Ko Chang District, Trat
  • Ko Lanta District, Krabi
  • Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Kuchinarai District, Kalasin
  • Lahan Sai District, Buriram
  • Lam Plai Mat District, Buriram
  • Lam Sonthi District, Lopburi
  • Lat Krabang District, Bangkok
  • Li District, Lamphun
  • Lom Kao District, Phetchabun
  • Lom Sak District, Phetchabun
  • Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chanthaburi District, Chanthaburi
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai
  • Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi
  • Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
  • Mueang Kalasin District, Kalasin
  • Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Lampang District, Lampang
  • Mueang Loei District, Loei
  • Mueang Mukdahan District, Mukdahan
  • Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok
  • Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Mueang Nakhon Sawan District, Nakhon Sawan
  • Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai
  • Mueang Nongbua Lamphu District, Nong Bua Lamphu
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Mueang Phichit District, Phichit
  • Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Mueang Prachinburi District, Prachinburi
  • Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi
  • Mueang Rayong District, Rayong
  • Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo
  • Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan
  • Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon
  • Mueang Trang District, Trang
  • Mueang Udon Thani District, Udon Thani
  • Mueang Uthai Thani District, Uthai Thani
  • Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit
  • Na Haeo District, Loei
  • Na Klang District, Nong Bua Lamphu
  • Na Yai Am District, Chanthaburi
  • Na Yong District, Trang
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Nikhom Phatthana District, Rayong
  • Noen Maprang District, Phitsanulok
  • Nong Han District, Udon Thani
  • Nong Phai District, Phetchabun
  • Omkoi District, Chiang Mai
  • Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Pak Phanang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Pak Thong Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Palian District, Trang
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Pathum Thani Province
  • Phanom District, Surat Thani
  • Phaya Thai District, Bangkok
  • Phen District, Udon Thani
  • Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Phu Khiao District, Chaiyaphum
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phuket Province
  • Pua District, Nan
  • Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao
  • Sai Mai District, Bangkok
  • Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi
  • Sam Roi Yot District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • San Kamphaeng District, Chiang Mai
  • San Sai District, Chiang Mai
  • Sangkhom District, Nong Khai
  • Saraphi District, Chiang Mai
  • Sawang Daen Din District, Sakon Nakhon
  • Si Racha District, Chonburi
  • Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Suan Luang District, Bangkok
  • Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Tat Mok National Park
  • Tha Li District, Loei
  • Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi
  • Tha Muang District, Kanchanaburi
  • Tha Sae District, Chumphon
  • Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Thap Than District, Uthai Thani
  • Thoeng District, Chiang Rai
  • Umphang District, Tak
  • Wang Sam Mo District, Udon Thani
  • Wang Wiset District, Trang
  • Wichian Buri District, Phetchabun
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
Range map of Coelognathus radiatus in Thailand