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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Yellow-barred wolf snake

Binomial name: Lycodon laoensis (Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1864)

Lycodon laoensis, commonly known as the Indochinese wolf snake or Laotian wolf snake, is a species of colubrid snake, which is endemic to Asia.

Geographic range

It is found in India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China (Yunnan), and West Malaysia.

Description

Dorsally it is dark brown, with a whitish or yellowish crossband on the occiput, and similar body crossbands which bifurcate on the sides. Ventrally it is whitish. Adults are about .5 m (20 inches) in total length, which includes the tail of about 10 cm (4 inches).

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Laotische Wolfszahnnatter
  • English: Laotian wolf snake, Indochinese wolf snake, Yellow-barred wolf snake, Laos wolf snake

Synonyms

  • Lycodon laoensis, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Lycodon laoensis, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Lycodon laoensis, Benedetto Lanza (1999)
  • Lycodon laoensis, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Lycodon laoensis, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Ophites laoensis, Ermi Zhao & Kraig Adler (1993)
  • Lycodon laoensis, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Lycodon laoensis, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Lycodon laoensis, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)

Yellow-barred wolf snake is found in following locations in Thailand

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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Lycodon laoensis

Lycodon laoensis

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Lycodon laoensis

Lycodon laoensis

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Lycodon laoensis

Lycodon laoensis

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Lycodon laoensis

Lycodon laoensis

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Range map of Lycodon laoensis in Thailand

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