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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)

Range Map

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