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Lycodon fasciatus (ANDERSON, 1879)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Banded Wolf Snake
G: Gebänderte Wolfszahnnatter
Chinese: 双全白环蛇 
SynonymOphites fasciatus ANDERSON 1879: 827
Lycodon fasciatus — BOULENGER 1890
Lycodon fasciatus — BOULENGER 1893: 358
Lycodon fasciatus — WALL 1908: 325
Dinodon yunnanensis WERNER 1922: 221
Lycodon fasciatus — SMITH 1943: 266
Lycodon fasciatus — LANZA 1999: 97
Lycodon fasciatus — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 149
Lycodon fasciatus — VOGEL & LUO 2011
Lycodon fasciatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 393 
DistributionIndia (Assam, Mizoram), Bhutan, Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Tibet, SW China (from Yunnan and Guangxi to Hubei, northward to Shaanxi and Gansu, Fujian, Sichuan, Guangdong)

Type locality: Ponsee (= Bangxi in Yingjiang County, W Yunnan, China); neotype locality: “Mogok”, Mandalay Division, Myanmar.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesNeotype: BMNH 1901.4.26.1 (adult male), from “Mogok”, Mandalay Division, Myanmar, designated (and erroneously given as BMHN) by VOGEL & LUO 2011.
Holotype: NMW 23417; female [yunnanensis] 
Diagnosis 
CommentFor a discussion of nomenclatorial issues concerning the genera Lycodon and Ophites see Zhao & Adler (who listed this species under Ophites).

Similar species: L. liuchengchaoi, L. gongshan.

Behavior: nocturnal.

Distribution: Possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012).

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
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