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Spotted keelback

Thai: งูลายสอจุดขาว, ngu lai sor jud khao

Binomial name: Fowlea punctulatus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1858

Xenochrophis punctulatus is a species of snake found in East India, Myanmar, and Thailand (Mae Hong Son Province).

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Scientific classification

Fowlea punctulatus

Common names

  • English:
    • Burmese keelback
    • Spotted keelback
    • Spotted keelback water snake
    • White-spotted keelback
  • Thai:
    • งูลายสอจุดขาว, ngu lai sor jud khao
    • งูลายสอดำ, ngu lai sor damm


  • Fowlea punctulatus, Jayaditya Purkayastha et al. (2019)
  • Xenochrophis punctulatus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Xenochrophis punctulatus, Indraneil Das (1996)
  • Natrix punctulata, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Nerodia punctulata, Frank Wall (1923)
  • Tropidonotus punctulatus, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Fowlea peguensis, William Theobald (1868)
  • Tropidonotus punctulatus, William Theobald (1868)
  • Tropidonotus punctulatus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Spotted keelback, Fowlea punctulatus in Thailand
  • Kra Buri District, Ranong

Range map of Fowlea punctulatus in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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