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Green rat snake

Thai: งูสิงเขียว, ngu sing khiaow

Binomial name: Ptyas nigromarginata, Edward Blyth, 1854

Ptyas nigromarginata, commonly known as the green rat snake, is a species of colubrid snake endemic to Asia.

Geographic range

It is found in Nepal, India (Darjeeling, Sikkim, Assam), Northern Bangladesh, northern Myanmar, China (Guizhou, Yunnan, southwestern Sichuan, southeastern Xizang Tibet) and possibly northern Vietnam.

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Site notes

A living speciemen in Thailand recorded by Sjon Hauser.

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Grüne Gekielte Rattennatter
  • English:
    • Green rat snake
    • Black-bordered rat snake
  • Thai: งูสิงเขียว, ngu sing khiaow

Synonyms

  • Ptyas nigromarginata, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Ptyas nigromarginata, Patrick David & Indraneil Das (2004)
  • Zaocys nigromarginatus, R. C. Sharma (2004)
  • Ptyas nigromarginata, Romulus Whitaker & Ashok Captain (2004)
  • Coluber nigromarginatus, Indraneil Das (1996)
  • Zaocys nigromarginatus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Zaocys dhumnades nigromarginatus, F. Angel & René Léon Bourret (1933)
  • Zaocys nigromarginatus, Frank Wall (1908)
  • Zaocys nigromarginatus, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Zaocys nigromarginatus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Coluber nigromarginatus, Edward Blyth (1854)

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Distribution map of Green rat snake, Ptyas nigromarginata in Thailand

Range map of Ptyas nigromarginata 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, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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