Species of Thailand

Laotian wolf snake

Lycodon laoensis, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1864

(In Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนลาว, ngu plong cha nuan lao)

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.


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).

This article uses material from Wikipedia released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike Licence 3.0. Eventual photos shown in this page may or may not be from Wikipedia, please see the license details for photos in photo by-lines.

Scientific classification

Lycodon laoensis

Common names

  • German: Laotische Wolfszahnnatter
  • English:
    • Laotian wolf snake
    • Indochinese wolf snake
    • Yellow-barred wolf snake
    • Laos wolf snake
  • Thai:
    • งูปล้องฉนวนลาว, ngu plong cha nuan lao
    • งูปล้องฉนวนลายเหลือง, ngu plong cha nuan lai leuang


  • 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)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


Lycodon laoensis
Lycodon laoensis
Lycodon laoensis
Lycodon laoensis

Range Map

Distribution map of Laotian wolf snake, Lycodon laoensis in Thailand
  • Ban Bueng District, Chonburi
  • Ban Muang District, Sakon Nakhon
  • Ban Thi District, Lamphun
  • Buachet District, Surin
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Chun District, Phayao
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Erawan National Park
  • Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai
  • Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kapo Waterfall Forest Park
  • Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park
  • Khao Khitchakut District, Chanthaburi
  • Khao Yai Da
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlung District, Chanthaburi
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Mu Ko Chang National Park
  • Mueang Amnat Charoen District, Amnat Charoen
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai
  • Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Rayong District, Rayong
  • Mueang Trang District, Trang
  • Mueang Trat District, Trat
  • Mueang Ubon Ratchathani District, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Na Mon District, Kalasin
  • Na Yong District, Trang
  • Nong Na Kham District, Khon Kaen
  • Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Phen District, Udon Thani
  • Phu Sing District, Sisaket
  • Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pong District, Phayao
  • Sai Yok National Park
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • San Kamphaeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Saraphi District, Chiang Mai
  • Si Banphot District, Phatthalung
  • Sikao District, Trang
  • Srinagarindra District, Phatthalung
  • Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi
  • Tha Sae District, Chumphon
  • Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao
  • Tha Wang Pha District, Nan
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Thong Pha Phum District, Kanchanaburi
  • Thung Salaeng Luang National Park
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
  • Yang Talat District, Kalasin
Range map of Lycodon laoensis in Thailand