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Lycodon ophiophagus VOGEL, DAVID, PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, NORVAL, HENDRIX, VU & ZIEGLER, 2009

IUCN Red List - Lycodon ophiophagus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesThai: Ngoo plongchanuan kin ngoo
English: Snake-eater Wolf Snake
French: Lycodon ophiophage
German: Schlangenfressende Wolfszahnnatter
Dutch: Slangenetende Wolfslang 
SynonymLycodon ophiophagus VOGEL, DAVID, PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, NORVAL, HENDRIX, VU & ZIEGLER 2009
Lycodon ophiophagus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 395 
DistributionS Thailand (Chumphon [Phatoh District], Ranong (Muang District), and Phang-Nga [Khao Lak-Lamru National Park], just south of the Isthmus of Kra)

Type locality: Lamru Waterfall, Khao Lak-Lamru National Park, Phang-Nga Province, southern Thailand Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: QSMI 0596 (adult female; tail dissected). Collected by Montri Sumontha on 30 December 2002. 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology. The specific name is derived from the classical Greek Ophis, a snake, and Phagein, to eat, by allusion to the known diet of this species. 
References
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • 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
  • Vogel, G.; David, P.; Pauwels, O.S.G.; Sumontha, M.; Norval, G.; Hendrix, R.; Vu, N.T. & Ziegler, T. 2009. A revision of Lycodon ruhstrati (Fischer 1886) auctorum (Squamata Colubridae), with the description of a new species from Thailand and a new subspecies from the Asian mainland. Tropical Zoology 22: 131-182 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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