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Snakes of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Common bridle snake

In 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 davisoni, William Thomas Blanford (1878)
  • Ulupe davisonii, William Thomas Blanford (1878)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Dryocalamus davisonii
Dryocalamus davisonii
Dryocalamus davisonii (creamy coloration)
Dryocalamus davisonii (creamy coloration)
Dryocalamus davisonii (yellow bands)
Dryocalamus davisonii (black/white)

Range Map

Distribution map of Common bridle snake, Lycodon davisonii in Thailand
Range map of Lycodon davisonii in Thailand