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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Green rat snake

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
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 khieo)

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)

Green rat snake is found in following locations in Thailand

Please note that this non-official list is not complete nor necessarily accurate. This list is a summary of checklists from other websites, blogs, publications, photo/videos published on various websites or our own findings. We appreciate your contributions with photo proof.

  • Doi Phu Kha National Park

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Distribution map of Green rat snake, Ptyas nigromarginata in Thailand
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park

Range map of Ptyas nigromarginata in Thailand

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