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Snakes of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Keeled rat snake

In Thai: งูสิงหางดำ, ngu sing hang damm

Binomial name: Ptyas carinata, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1858

Commonly known as the Keeled Rat Snake, Ptyas carinata is a species of colubrid snake. It is found in Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Ptyas
Species
Ptyas carinata

Common names

  • German: Gekielte Rattenschlange
  • English: Keeled rat snake
  • Thai:
    • งูสิงหางดำ, ngu sing hang damm
    • งูสิงดง, ngu sing dong
    • งูเห่าดง, ngu haow dong

Synonyms

  • Ptyas carinata, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Ptyas carinata, Patrick David & Indraneil Das (2004)
  • Ptyas carinatus, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)
  • Zaocys carinatus, Rooijen & Rooijen (2002)
  • Zaocys carinatus, Larry Lee Grismer et al. (2002)
  • Ptyas carinatus, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Zaocys carinatus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Ptyas carinatus, Patrick David & Gernot Vogel (1996)
  • Zaocys carinatus, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1978)
  • Zaocys carinatus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Ptyas carinatus, Frank Wall (1923)
  • Zaocys carinatus, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Zaocys tenasserimensis, William Lutley Sclater (1891)
  • Zaocys (Zapyrus) carinatus, Oskar Boettger (1887)
  • Zaocys carinatus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Zaocys carinatus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)
  • Ptyas carinatus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)
  • Coryphodon carinatus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Ptyas carinata
Ptyas carinata
Ptyas carinata
Ptyas carinata
Ptyas carinata
Ptyas carinata
Body/tail pattern
Ptyas carinata (juvenile)

Range Map

Distribution map of Keeled rat snake, Ptyas carinata in Thailand
Range map of Ptyas carinata in Thailand