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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Northern keelback

Binomial name: Hebius deschauenseei (Edward Harrison Taylor, 1934)

Amphiesma deschauenseei, commonly known as the northern keelback or Deschauensee's keelback, is a species of nonvenomous natricine snake endemic to Asia.

Etymology

The specific name, deschauenseei, is in honor of American ornithologist Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, who collected the type specimen.

Geographic range

A. deschauenseei is found in Thailand, Vietnam, and southern China (Yunnan and Guizhou).

Its type locality is in Chiang Mai province of Thailand.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Hebius
Species
Hebius deschauenseei

Common names

  • German: Deschauensees Wassernatter
  • English: Northern keelback, Deschauensee’s keelback
  • Thai: งูลายสาบท้องสามขีด

Synonyms

  • Amphiesma deschauenseei, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
  • Hebius deschauenseei, Peng Guo et al. (2014)
  • Amphiesma deschauenseei, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Amphiesma deschauenseei, Patrick David et al. (2007)
  • Amphiesma deschauenseei, Patrick David, Gernot Vogel & Olivier S.G. Pauwels (1998)
  • Natrix deschauenseei, Edward Harrison Taylor (1934)

Northern keelback is found in following locations in Thailand

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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Northern keelback, Hebius deschauenseei in Thailand

Range map of Hebius deschauenseei in Thailand

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