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Species of Thailand

Black-headed collared snake

Thai: งูคอขวั้นหัวดำ, ngu khor khuan hua damm

Binomial name: Sibynophis melanocephalus, John Edward Gray, 1835

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Schwarzkopf-Vielzahnnatter
  • English:
    • Black-headed collared snake
    • Malayan many-tooth snake
    • Malayan blackhead
    • White-lipped black-headed snake
  • Thai: งูคอขวั้นหัวดำ, ngu khor khuan hua damm

Subspecies

  • Sibynophis melanocephalus insularis, Robert Mertens, 1927

  • Sibynophis melanocephalus melanocephalus, John Edward Gray in George Robert Gray & Thomas Hardwicke, 1835

Synonyms

  • Sibynophis melanocephalus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Sibynophis cf. melanocephalus, Johan van Rooijen & Rooijen (2006)
  • Sibynophis melanocephalus melanocephalus, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)
  • Sibynophis melanocephalus, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Sibynophis melanocephalus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Sibynophis melanocephalus insularis, Maren Gaulke (1993)
  • Sibynophis melanocephalus, Michael Wilmer Forbes Tweedie (1953)
  • Sibynophis geminatus melanocephalus, René Léon Bourret (1936)
  • Sibynophis geminatus insularis, Robert Mertens (1927)
  • Sibynophis melanocephalus insularis, Robert Mertens (1927)
  • Polyondontophis melanocephalus, George Albert Boulenger (1890)
  • Polyodontophis geminatus (partim), George Albert Boulenger (1890)
  • Ablabes flaviceps, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1873)
  • Ablabes melanocephalus, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1870)
  • Ablabes (Enicognathus) flaviceps, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1866)
  • Enicognathus geminatus, Evardus Winandus Adrianus Ludeking (1860)
  • Enicognathus javanicus, Pieter Bleeker (1859)
  • Ablabes melanocephalus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1858)
  • Enicognathus geminatus (partim), André Marie Constant Duméril, Gabriel Bibron & Auguste Duméril (1854)
  • Lycodon melanocephalus, John Edward Gray in George Robert Gray & Thomas Hardwicke (1835)
  • Lycodon catenatus, John Edward Gray in George Robert Gray & Thomas Hardwicke (1835)
  • Sibynophis melanocephalus melanocephalus, John Edward Gray (1835)
  • Polyodontophis geminatus nec Coluber geminatus, Heinrich Boie (1826)
  • Sibynophis geminatus nec Coluber geminatus, Heinrich Boie (1826)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Black-headed collared snake, Sibynophis melanocephalus in Thailand

Range map of Sibynophis melanocephalus 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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