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Cantor's kukri snake

Thai: งูปี่แก้วลายขีด, ngu bpi gaeow lai keed

Binomial name: Oligodon cyclurus, Theodore Edward Cantor, 1839

Cantor's Kukri Snake (Oligodon cyclurus) is a species of snake found in Asia.


India (Assam), Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China (Yunnan).

Oligodon cyclurus dorsolateralis: Thailand, Myanmar (= Burma), India (Assam)

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Scientific classification

Oligodon cyclurus

Common names

  • German: Variable Kukrinatter
  • English: Cantor's kukri snake
  • Thai:
    • งูปี่แก้วลายขีด, ngu bpi gaeow lai keed
    • งูปี่แก้วหลังลายแถบ, ngu bpi gaeow lang lai taeb


  • Oligodon cyclurus, Patrick David et al. (2011)
  • Oligodon cyclurus, Marc David Green et al. (2010)
  • Oligodon dorsolateralis, Olivier S.G. Pauwels et al. (2002)
  • Oligodon dorsolateralis, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Oligodon dorsolateralis, Indraneil Das (1996)
  • Olygodon sic cyclurus, Klaus-Dieter Schulz (1988)
  • Oligodon dorsolateralis, Edward Harrison Taylor (1965)
  • Oligodon cyclurus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Holarchus purpurascens, Doris Mable Cochran (1930)
  • Simotes smithi, Franz Werner (1925)
  • Oligodon purpurascens, Frank Wall (1923)
  • Holarchus cyclurus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1920)
  • Simotes albocinctus var. dorsolateralis, Frank Wall (1910)
  • Simotes albocinctus dorsolateralis, Frank Wall (1909)
  • Simotes cyclurus, Frank Wall (1908)
  • Simotes cyclurus, George Albert Boulenger (1890)
  • Simotes bicatenatus, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1873)
  • Simotes bicatenatus, John Anderson (1871)
  • Simotes brevicauda, Franz Steindachner (1867)
  • Simotes bicatenatus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Simotes cochinchinensis, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Coronella cyclura, Theodore Edward Cantor (1839)
  • Coronella violacea, Theodore Edward Cantor (1839)

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Distribution map of Cantor's kukri snake, Oligodon cyclurus in Thailand
  • Mae Sot District, Tak
  • Phop Phra District, Tak
  • Umphang District, Tak

Range map of Oligodon cyclurus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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