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Species of Thailand

Malayan banded wolf snake

Lycodon subcinctus, Heinrich Boie, 1827

(In Thai: งูปล้องฉนวนบ้าน, ngu plong cha nuan baan)

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

Lycodon subcinctus

Common names

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


  • Lycodon subcinctus maculatus, Edward Drinker Cope, 1895

  • Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus, Friedrich Boie, 1827


  • 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)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Lycodon subcinctus maculatus - Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
Lycodon subcinctus maculatus - Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
Lycodon subcinctus maculatus - Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus - Khao Sok NP
Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus - Khao Sok NP
Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus - Khao Sok NP
Lycodon subcinctus (juvenile) - Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Range Map

Distribution map of Malayan banded wolf snake, Lycodon subcinctus in Thailand
  • Betong District, Yala
  • Chat Trakan District, Phitsanulok
  • Chiang Khan District, Loei
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Yot District, Trang
  • Kaeng Hang Maeo District, Chanthaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kapong District, Phang Nga
  • Kathu District, Phuket
  • Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phanom District, Krabi
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Yai Da
  • Khiri Rat Nikhom District, Surat Thani
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khok Pho District, Pattani
  • Kra Buri District, Ranong
  • Kuchinarai District, Kalasin
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • La-un District, Ranong
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Yom National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Mueang Phrae District, Phrae
  • Na Yong District, Trang
  • Ngao Waterfall National Park
  • Nong Wua So District, Udon Thani
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Ron Phibun District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Saba Yoi District, Songkhla
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • Sangkhom District, Nong Khai
  • Sirindhorn Peat Swamp Forest
  • Sukhirin District, Narathiwat
  • Tak Bai District, Narathiwat
  • Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi
  • Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Thung Song District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Waeng District, Narathiwat
Range map of Lycodon subcinctus in Thailand