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Stoliczka's smooth snake

Binomial name: Liopeltis stoliczkae, William Lutley Sclater, 1891

Liopeltis stoliczkae is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is found in parts of South and Southeast Asia.

Etymology

The specific name, stoliczkae, is in honor of Moravian zoologist Ferdinand Stoliczka.

Description

The following description of L. stoliczkae is from Malcolm A. Smith (1943):

Maxillary teeth 27 or 28; head distinct from neck, much depressed; snout projecting, twice as long as the eye; nostril very small, in an elongated undivided nasal; loreal squarish, sometimes united with the posterior nasal; eight supralabials, 4th and 5th touching the eye; genials subequal. Scales in 15:15:13 rows.

Ventrals 148–154; caudals 116–134; anals 2.

Greyish above and lighter below with a broad black stripe on the side of the head, extending and gradually fading, on the fore part of the body; a grey stripe on the outer margins of the ventrals and a less distinct and thinner median one present or absent.

Total length: males 600 mm, tail 225 mm; females 545 mm, tail 205 mm.

Geographic range

L. stoliczkae is found in Northeast India (type locality: Naga Hills; Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Liopeltis
Species
Liopeltis stoliczkae

Synonyms

  • Liopeltis stoliczkae, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Liopeltis stoliczkae, Bryan L. Stuart et al. (2006)
  • Liopeltis stoliczkae, Indraneil Das (1996)
  • Liopeltis stoliczkae, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Liopeltis stoliczkae, Frank Wall (1924)
  • Ablabes stoliczkae, William Lutley Sclater (1891)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Stoliczka's smooth snake, Liopeltis stoliczkae in Thailand
  • Ban Luang District, Nan
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai
  • Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son
  • Mae Ramat District, Tak
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Sariang District, Mae Hong Son
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Loei District, Loei
  • Mueang Pan District, Lampang
  • Na Haeo District, Loei
  • Nam Nao District, Phetchabun
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Phop Phra District, Tak
  • Samoeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Umphang District, Tak
  • Wiang Pa Pao District, Chiang Rai
Range map of Liopeltis stoliczkae in Thailand