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Assam mountain snake

In Thai: งูหัวลายลูกศร, ngu hua lai look sorn

Binomial name: Plagiopholis nuchalis, George Albert Boulenger, 1893

Plagiopholis nuchalis, commonly known as the Assam mountain snake, is a species of colubrid snake. It is found in Yunnan (China), Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, possibly also in Assam region of India and in Vietnam. Specimens from Yunnan have been described as the subspecies Plagiopholis nuchalis kunmingensis.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Plagiopholis
Species
Plagiopholis nuchalis

Common names

  • German: Indische Halsbandnatter
  • English:
    • Assam mountain snake
    • Assamese mountain snake
  • Thai: งูหัวลายลูกศร, ngu hua lai look sorn

Synonyms

  • Plagiopholis nuchalis, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Plagiopholis nuchalis, Frank Tillack et al. (2006)
  • Plagiopholis nuchalis, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Oligodon kunmingensis, Zi-Tong Kou & Jie-Yun Wu (1993)
  • Plagiopholis nuchalis, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Plagiopholis nuchalis, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1940)
  • Trirhinopholis nuchalis, Frank Wall (1921)
  • Oligodon evansi, Frank Wall (1913)
  • Trirhinopholis nuchalis, George Albert Boulenger (1893)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Plagiopholis nuchalis
Plagiopholis nuchalis
Plagiopholis nuchalis

Range Map

Distribution map of Assam mountain snake, Plagiopholis nuchalis in Thailand
Range map of Plagiopholis nuchalis in Thailand