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Lycodon davidi VOGEL, NGUYEN, KINGSADA & ZIEGLER, 2012

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: David’s Wolf Snake
G: Davids Wolfszahnnatter
Vietnamese: Rắn khuyết da-vid 
SynonymLycodon davidi VOGEL, NGUYEN, KINGSADA & ZIEGLER 2012
Lycodon davidi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 393 
DistributionLaos (Vientiane)

Type locality: Nam Cave 268 m elevation, near Ban Muang Song, Vang Vieng District, Vientiane Province, Laos  
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2011.7, male (ventral tail base dissected), (Figs 1–3, 5, 6), collected by Truong Quang Nguyen and Phouthone Kingsada on 6 May 2010. 
CommentHabitat: evergreen karst forest, possibly in caves as the type specimen was found at the entrance of a karst cave. 
EtymologyThis species is named in honour of our friend and colleague Patrick David (MNHN, Paris, France), for his outstanding contributions to the reptile fauna of the Oriental Region. 
  • Luu, Vinh Quang; Michael Bonkowski, Truong Quang Nguyen, Minh Duc Le,, Thomas Calame & Thomas Ziegler 2018. A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes: Colubridae) from central Laos. Revue suisse de Zoologie 125(2): 263-276
  • NEANG, THY; TIMO HARTMANN, SEIHA HUN, NICHOLAS J. SOUTER & NEIL M. FUREY 2014. A new species of wolf snake (Colubridae: Lycodon Fitzinger, 1826) from Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia. Zootaxa 3814 (1): 068–080
  • Vogel, G., T. Q. Nguyen, P. Kingsada & T. Ziegler 2012. A new species of the genus Lycodon BOIE, 1826 from Laos (Squamata: Colubridae). North-Western Journal of Zoology, 8: 344-352 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Ziegler, T & Nguyen, QT 2015. Neues von den Forschungs- und Naturschutzprojekten in Vietnam und Laos Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 2015 (2): 79-
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