Species of Thailand
Banded wolf snake
Lycodon fasciatus, John Anderson, 1879
(In Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนเมืองเหนือ (ngu plong cha nuan mueng neua))
Lycodon fasciatus, commonly known as the banded wolf snake, is a species of colubrid snake.
It is found in India (Assam), Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Tibet, SW China (from Yunnan and Guangxi to Hubei, northward to Shaanxi and Gansu, Fujian, Sichuan).
Adults may attain 53 cm (21 inches) in total length, with a tail 11 cm (4¼ inches) long.
Its color pattern consists of broad purplish-black rings which encircle its body and are separated by yellowish or reddish intervals. The first black ring does not encircle the neck.
The dorsal scales are in 17 rows, weakly keeled anteriorly, the keels becoming more pronounced posteriorly. The ventrals are 205-213; the anal is entire; and the divided subcaudals are 77-90.
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- Lycodon fasciatus
- German: Gebänderte Wolfszahnnatter
- English: Banded wolf snake
- Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนเมืองเหนือ (ngu plong cha nuan mueng neua)
- Lycodon fasciatus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
- Lycodon fasciatus, Gernot Vogel & Jian Luo (2011)
- Lycodon fasciatus, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
- Lycodon fasciatus, Benedetto Lanza (1999)
- Lycodon fasciatus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
- Dinodon yunnanensis, Franz Werner (1922)
- Lycodon fasciatus, Frank Wall (1908)
- Lycodon fasciatus, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
- Lycodon fasciatus, George Albert Boulenger (1890)
- Ophites fasciatus, John Anderson (1879)
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