Species of Thailand

Green rat snake

Ptyas nigromarginata, Edward Blyth, 1854

(In Thai: งูสิงเขียว, ngu sing khiaow)

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

Geographic range

It is found in Bhutan, Nepal, India (Darjeeling, Sikkim, Assam), Northern Bangladesh, northern Myanmar (= Burma), China (Guizhou, Yunnan, southwestern Sichuan, southeastern Xizang ), 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, Romulus Whitaker & Ashok Captain (2004)
  • Zaocys nigromarginatus, R. C. Sharma (2004)
  • Ptyas nigromarginata, Patrick David & Indraneil Das (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)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Green rat snake, Ptyas nigromarginata in Thailand
  • Bo Kluea District, Nan
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Pua District, Nan
Range map of Ptyas nigromarginata in Thailand

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