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Species of Thailand

Blue-necked keelback

Thai: งูรังแหหลังศร, ngu rang hae lang sorn

Binomial name: Rhabdophis rhodomelas, Heinrich Boie, 1827

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Natricidae
Genus
Rhabdophis
Species
Rhabdophis rhodomelas

Common names

  • German: Blaunacken-Kielrückennatter
  • English:
    • Blue-necked keelback
    • Blue-neck keelback
  • Thai: งูรังแหหลังศร, ngu rang hae lang sorn

Synonyms

  • Macropisthodon rhodomelas, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Macropisthodon rhodomelas, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Macropisthodon rhodomelas, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Macropisthodon rhodomelas, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1972)
  • Macropisthodon rhodomelus (sic), Arthur Erwin Brown (1902)
  • Macropisthodon rhodomelas, George Albert Boulenger (1893)
  • Tropidonotus mortoni, William Theobald (1868)
  • Xenodon rhodomelas, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)
  • Amphiesma rhodomelas, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1854)
  • Tropidonotus rhodomelas, Hermann Schlegel (1837)
  • Tropidonotus rhodomelas, Heinrich Boie in Friedrich Boie (1827)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Blue-necked keelback, Rhabdophis rhodomelas in Thailand
  • Khao Chong
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Waeng District, Narathiwat

Range map of Rhabdophis rhodomelas 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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