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Species of Thailand

Common bridle snake

Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนอินเดีย (ngoo plong cha-nuan India)

Binomial name: Lycodon davisonii, William Thomas Blanford, 1878

Lycodon davisonii, commonly known as Blanford's bridle snake, is a species of harmless colubrid snake endemic to Asia. Blanford's bridle snake is so named because its slim body resembles the bridle used to control horses.

Geographic range

D. davisonii is found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Etymology

The specific name, davisonii, is in honor of British ornithologist William Ruxton Davison.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Nördliche Zügelnatter
  • English:
    • Common bridle snake
    • Bridle snake
    • Blanford's bridal snake
  • Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนอินเดีย (ngoo plong cha-nuan India)

Synonyms

  • Lycodon davisonii, Alex Figueroa et al. (2016)
  • Dryocalamus davisonii, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Dryocalamus davisonii, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Dryocalamus davisoni, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Dryocalamus davisonii, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Dryocalamus davisonii, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Dryocalamus davisonii, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Hydrophobus davisonii, George Albert Boulenger (1890)
  • Ulupe davisonii, William Thomas Blanford (1878)
  • Ulupe davisoni, William Thomas Blanford (1878)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Dryocalamus davisonii

Dryocalamus davisonii

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Dryocalamus davisonii

Dryocalamus davisonii

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Dryocalamus davisonii (creamy coloration)

Dryocalamus davisonii (creamy coloration)

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Dryocalamus davisonii (creamy coloration)

Dryocalamus davisonii (creamy coloration)

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Dryocalamus davisonii (yellow bands)

Dryocalamus davisonii (yellow bands)

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Dryocalamus davisonii (black/white)

Dryocalamus davisonii (black/white)

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Distribution map of Common bridle snake, Lycodon davisonii in Thailand
  • Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi
  • Bangkok Province
  • Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi
  • Chiang Muan District, Phayao
  • Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park
  • Khao Nang Panthurat Forest Park
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai Da
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Ko Tao
  • Mae Wang National Park
  • Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
  • Namtok Phlio National Park
  • Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • Si Racha District, Chonburi
  • Sri Nakarin Dam National Park
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thap Sakae District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Warin Chamrap District, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo

Range map of Lycodon davisonii 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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