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Barron's kukri snake

Oligodon barroni

(Malcolm Arthur Smith, 1916)

In Thai: งูปี่แก้วลายหัวใจ, ngu pbi gaeow lai hua jai

Oligodon barroni, or Barron's kukri snake, is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to Southeast Asia.


The specific name, barroni, is in honor of Mr. P.A.R. Barron who collected the first three specimens including the holotype.

Geographic range

O. barroni is found in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.


The preferred natural habitat of O. barroni is forest, at altitudes of 300 – 1, 000 m.


O. barroni may attain a total length (including tail) of about 40 cm. The dorsal scales are arranged in 17 rows at midbody.


O. barroni feeds predominantly on eggs of small skinks and of other reptiles.


O. barroni is oviparous.

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Scientific classification

Oligodon barroni

Common names

  • German: Barrons Lukrinatter
  • English: Barron's kukri snake
  • Thai: งูปี่แก้วลายหัวใจ, ngu pbi gaeow lai hua jai


  • Oligodon barroni, DAVID et al. (2022)
  • Oligodon baroni (in error), NGUYEN et al. (2016)
  • Oligodon barroni, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Oligodon barroni, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Oligodon barroni, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Oligodon barroni, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Holarchus taeniatus caudaensis, René Léon Bourret (1934)
  • Simotes barroni, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1916)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Oligodon barroni - Kaeng Krachan National Park
Oligodon barroni - Kaeng Krachan National Park
Oligodon barroni - Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
Oligodon barroni - Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
Oligodon barroni

Range Map

Distribution map of Barron's kukri snake, Oligodon barroni in Thailand
  • Bamnet Narong District, Chaiyaphum
  • Ban Fang District, Khon Kaen
  • Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
  • Det Udom District, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai Da
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Ko Samet
  • Laem Sing District, Chanthaburi
  • Muak Lek District, Saraburi
  • Mueang Chanthaburi District, Chanthaburi
  • Mueang Phichit District, Phichit
  • Mueang Rayong District, Rayong
  • Na Yai Am District, Chanthaburi
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Phibun Mangsahan District, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi
  • Sattahip District, Chonburi
  • Si Racha District, Chonburi
  • Soi Dao District, Chanthaburi
  • Taphan Hin District, Phichit
  • Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wang Chan District, Rayong
Range map of Oligodon barroni in Thailand