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Species of Thailand

Red whip snake

Dryophiops rubescens

(John Edward Gray in Gray & Thomas Hardwicke, 1835)

In Thai: งูเถา, ngu thao

Dryophiops rubescens, commonly known as the red whip snake, is a snake of the colubrid family.

Geographic distribution

The snake is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

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Scientific classification

Dryophiops rubescens

Common names

  • German: Brauner Baumschnüffler
  • English:
    • Red whip snake
    • Brown whip snake
  • Thai:
    • งูเถา, ngu thao
    • งูสายน้ำผึ้ง, gnu sai nampeung


  • Dryophiops rubescens, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Dryophiops rubescens, Larry Lee Grismer et al. (2007)
  • Dryophiops rubescens, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Dryophiops rubescens, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Dryophiops rubuscens (sic), Axel Johan Einar Lönnberg & Carl Hialmar Rendahl (1925)
  • Dryophiops rubescens, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Chrysopelea rubescens, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1870)
  • Dryophis rubescens, Giorgio Jan (1863)
  • Dendrophis sumatrana, Pieter Bleeker (1858)
  • Chrysopelea rubescens, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Dryophiops rubescens - Khao Sok National Park

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Dryophiops rubescens - Khao Sok National Park
Dryophiops rubescens - Khao Sok National Park

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Dryophiops rubescens - Khao Sok National Park

Range Map

Distribution map of Red whip snake, Dryophiops rubescens in Thailand
  • Bang Khan District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Betong District, Yala
  • Doi Khun Tan National Park
  • Huai Yot District, Trang
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kantang District, Trang
  • Kathu District, Phuket
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Hoi Khong District, Songkhla
  • Khok Pho District, Pattani
  • Ko Chang District, Trat
  • Na Mom District, Songkhla
  • Na Thawi District, Songkhla
  • Na Yong District, Trang
  • Nopphitam District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Phop Phra District, Tak
  • Phrom Khiri District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Phuket Province
  • Rattaphum District, Songkhla
  • Saba Yoi District, Songkhla
  • Si Banphot District, Phatthalung
  • Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Suk Samran District, Ranong
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Tha Song Yang District, Tak
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thap Put District, Phang Nga
  • Thepha District, Songkhla
  • Umphang District, Tak
Range map of Dryophiops rubescens in Thailand