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Malayan smooth snake

Thai: งูสายทองมลายู

Binomial name: Liopeltis tricolor, Hermann Schlegel, 1837

Commonly known as Malayan ringneck, Liopeltis tricolor is a species of snake found in Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippine Islands, Singapore and Vietnam.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Dreifarbige Halsbandnatter
  • English:
    • Malayan smooth snake
    • Three-coloured ringneck
    • Malayan ringneck
  • Thai: งูสายทองมลายู

Synonyms

  • Liopeltis tricolor, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Liopeltis tricolor, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Liopeltis tricolor, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Liopeltis tricolor, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Liopeltis tricolor, John Roscoe Hendrickson (1966)
  • Gongylosoma tricolor, G. Hope Sworder (1922)
  • Ablabes tricolor, Theodorus Willem van Lidth de Jeude (1922)
  • Ablabes tricolor, George Albert Boulenger (1890)
  • Cyclophis tricolor, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1873)
  • Phragmitophis tricolor, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1862)
  • Cyclophis tricolor, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)
  • Ablabes baliodeiroides, Pieter Bleeker (1858)
  • Liopeltis tricolor, Leopold Fitzinger (1843)
  • Herpetodryas tricolor, Hermann Schlegel (1837)

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Range map of Liopeltis tricolor in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

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

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