Thai National Parks

Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Malayan blackhead

Binomial name: Sibynophis melanocephalus (John Edward Gray, 1835)

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Scientific classification

Sibynophis melanocephalus

Common names

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


  • Sibynophis melanocephalus insularis (Robert Mertens, 1927)
  • Sibynophis melanocephalus melanocephalus (John Edward Gray in George Robert Gray & Thomas Hardwicke, 1835)


  • 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)

Malayan blackhead 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.

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Malayan blackhead, Sibynophis melanocephalus in Thailand

Range map of Sibynophis melanocephalus in Thailand

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