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Butler's wolf snake

In Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนทุ่งสง (ngu plong chanuan thung song)

Binomial name: Lycodon butleri, George Albert Boulenger , 1900

Lycodon butleri, also known as Butler's wolf snake, is a species of colubrid snake found in southern Thailand and peninsular Malaysia.

Etymology

Lycodon butleri is named after L. Butler, the curator of the Selangor State museum.

Reproduction

Lycodon butleri is oviparous, or egg-laying.

Phylogeny

Lycodon butleri is a member of the genus Lycodon, a genus of snakes commonly known as wolf snakes. The genus belongs to the snake family Colubridae, the largest snake family, with member species being found on every continent except Antarctica.

Habitat & ecology

L. butleri is a terrestrial species, found in Montane forests at elevations between 1100 and 1500 meters above sea-level.

Distribution

L. butleri has been recorded from the province of Krabi in southern Thailand, as well as from peninsular Malaysia.

Conservation

The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers Lycodon butleri to be a species of least concern, based on a 2011 survey. The species faces no major threats, and no population trends are known. No species-specific conservation policies exist for this snake, but its range includes several protected areas.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Butlers Wolfszahnnatter
  • English: Butler's wolf snake
  • Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนทุ่งสง (ngu plong chanuan thung song)

Synonyms

  • Lycodon butleri, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Lycodon butleri, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Lycodon butleri, Benedetto Lanza (1999)
  • Lycodon butleri, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Lycodon butleri, Michael Wilmer Forbes Tweedie (1950)
  • Lycodon butleri, Norman Smedley (1931)
  • Lycodon butleri, George Albert Boulenger (1900)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Butler's wolf snake, Lycodon butleri in Thailand
  • Thung Song District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Yong Waterfall National Park
Range map of Lycodon butleri in Thailand