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Species of Thailand

Malayan banded wolf snake

In Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนบ้าน, ngu plong cha nuan baan

Binomial name: Lycodon subcinctus, Heinrich Boie, 1827

Commonly known as Malayan banded wolf snake, Lycodon subcinctus is a species of colubrid snake found in Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia,  China, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, West Malaysia, and India (Nicobar Islands).

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English:
    • Malayan banded wolf snake
    • White-banded wolf snake
  • Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนบ้าน, ngu plong cha nuan baan

Subspecies

  • Lycodon subcinctus maculatus, Edward Drinker Cope, 1895

  • Lycodon subcinctus sealei, Alan E. Leviton, 1955

  • Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus, Friedrich Boie, 1827

Synonyms

  • Lycodon subcinctus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Lycodon subcinctus sealei, Maren Gaulke (2002)
  • Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, Benedetto Lanza (1999)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Ophites subcinctus, R. C. H. Teo & S. Rajathurai (1997)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Lycodon subcinctus sealei, Hidetoshi Ota & Charles Andrew Ross (1994)
  • Lycodon suratensis, Wirot Nutphand (1986)
  • Lycodon subcinctus sealei, Alan E. Leviton (1955)
  • Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus, Alan E. Leviton (1955)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Anoplophallus maculatus, Edward Drinker Cope (1895)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Elapoides annulatus, Henri Émile Sauvage (1884)
  • Ophitis (sic) subcinctus, Abraham Carel J. Edeling (1870)
  • Ophites succinctus (sic), Pieter Bleeker (1858)
  • Ophites subcinctus, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1854)
  • Lycodon platurinus, Theodore Edward Cantor (1847)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, Hermann Schlegel (1837)
  • Ophites subcinctus, Johann Georg Wagler (1830)
  • Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus, Friedrich Boie (1827)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt (1827)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, Friedrich Boie (1827)
  • Lycodon subcinctus, Hermann Schlegel (1826)
  • Natrix platyrhinus, Blasius Merrem (1820)
  • Coluber platurinus, George Shaw (1802)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Lycodon subcinctus maculatus
Lycodon subcinctus maculatus
Lycodon subcinctus (juvenile)

Range Map

Distribution map of Malayan banded wolf snake, Lycodon subcinctus in Thailand
Range map of Lycodon subcinctus in Thailand