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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Hampton's slug-eating snake

Binomial name: Pareas hamptoni (George Albert Boulenger, 1905)

Pareas hamptoni, also known as Hampton's slug snake, is a species of snake in the family Colubridae.


The specific name, hamptoni, is in honor of Herbert Hampton, collector of the holotype.

Geographic range

P. hamptoni is found in Thailand, Myanmar, China, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Original publication

  • Boulenger GA. 1905. Descriptions of Two New Snakes from Upper Burma. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 16: 235-236. (Amblycephalus hamptoni, new species, p. 236 + Figure 2, five views). (

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Scientific classification

Pareas hamptoni

Common names

  • German: Hamptons Schneckennatter
  • English: Hampton's slug snake, Hampton's slug-eating snake
  • Thai: งูกินทากลายขวั้น


  • Pareas hamptoni, Gernot Vogel (2015)
  • Pareas hamptoni, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Pareas hamptoni, Thomas Ziegler (2002)
  • Dipsas hamptoni, Nguyen Van Sang & Ho Thu Cuc (1996)
  • Pareas hamptoni, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Amblycephalus carinatus berdmorei, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1930)
  • Amblycephalus carinatus hainanus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1923)
  • Eberhardtia tonkinensis, F. Angel (1920)
  • Amblycephalus hamptoni, George Albert Boulenger (1905)

Hampton's slug-eating snake is found in following locations in Thailand

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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Hampton's slug-eating snake, Pareas hamptoni in Thailand

Range map of Pareas hamptoni in Thailand

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