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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesLycodon striatus striatus (SHAW 1802)
Lycodon striatus bicolor (NIKOLSKY 1903)
Lycodon striatus sinhaleyus DERANIYAGALA 1955 
Common NamesNorthern Wolf Snake, Barred Wolf Snake 
SynonymColuber striatus SHAW 1802: 527
Coluber malignus DAUDIN 1803 (fide SMITH 1943)
Lycodon galathea DAUDIN 1803 (fide SMITH 1943)
Lycodon striatus — STOLICZKA 1870: 200
Ophites striatus — WALL 1921
Lycodon striatus — WALL 1921: 147
Lycodon napei DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 384 (fide WALL 1921)
Lycodon striatus — BOULENGER 1893: 349
Lycodon striatus — SMITH 1943: 161
Lycodon striatus — LANZA 1999: 99
Lycodon striatus striatus — MURTHY 2010
Lycodon striatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 396

Lycodon striatus bicolor (NIKOLSKY 1903)
Contia bicolor NIKOLSKY 1903: 96
Lycodon striatus nordicus DERANIYAGALA 1955 (fide LANZA 1999) 
DistributionSri Lanka, peninsular India (Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, (Maharashtra, [A. Captain, pers. comm.], Punjab [Dino Aulakh, pers. comm.]), Pakistan, USSR, S Turkmenistan (Kopet-Dagh), W Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, E/NE Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal

bicolor: Pakistan (KHAN 2002), Iran

sinhaleyus: Sri Lanka

striatus: Pakistan

Type locality: Vizagapatam and Hyderabad Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: based on 356 mm specimen figured in Russell, 1796: 22, pl. 16. 
CommentSynonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.) 
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