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Species of Thailand

Boonsong's stream snake

In Thai: งูลายสอหมอบุญส่ง, ngu lai sor Mor Boonsong

Binomial name: Isanophis boonsongi, Edward Harrison Taylor & Robert E. Elbel, 1958

Boonsong's keelback (Opisthotropis boonsongi ) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. It is endemic to Thailand.

Geographic range

O. boonsongi is known only from Loei Province in northeastern Thailand although it may occur in Laos, southern China and Vietnam. It is found in sub-montane forests and may be aquatic or semi-aquatic, feeding on frogs and fishes.

Etymology

The specific name, boonsongi, commemorates Thai zoologist and conservationist Dr. Boonsong Lekagul.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Boonsongs Bachnatter
  • English:
    • Boonsong’s stream snake
    • Boonsong's keelback
  • Thai: งูลายสอหมอบุญส่ง, ngu lai sor Mor Boonsong

Synonyms

  • Parahelicops boonsongi, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
  • Isanophis boonsongi, Patrick David et al. (2015)
  • Parahelicops boonsongi, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Opisthotrophis boonsongi, Patrick David et al. (2011)
  • Parahelicops boonsongi, Patrick David et al. (2004)
  • Opisthotrophis sic boonsongi, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Opisthotrophis [sic] boonsongi, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Opisthotropis boonsongi, Peter Paul Van Dijk et al. (1998)
  • Opisthotropis boonsongi, Merel J. Cox (1995)
  • Parahelicops boonsongi, Merel J. Cox (1991)
  • Opisthotropis boonsongi, Walter Creighton Brown & Alan E. Leviton (1961)
  • Parahelicops boonsongi, Taylor & Elbel (1958)

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN2.3)

Data Deficient (IUCN2.3)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Boonsong's stream snake, Isanophis boonsongi in Thailand
  • Dan Sai District, Loei
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Isanophis boonsongi in Thailand