Sunday, September 29, 2013

[Herpetology • 2013] งูสิงดอยภูคา | Addition of Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854) (Squamata: Colubridae) to the Snake Fauna of Thailand with Preliminary Remarks on Its Distribution


Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Green Rat Snake, Black-bordered Rat Snake

Abstract 
The first record of Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854) from Thailand and a new record from China are reported. Literature and internet sources were searched for previous records of this species to establish its geographic and altitudinal distributions in Asia. The distribution in India was adapted to the new state division of the northern part of the country. The results show that the species almost exclusively occurs in hill evergreen and montane forests of the Himalayan foothills and mountain ranges continuous with it, at altitudes of 1000–2300 m above sea level. 

Keywords: Ptyas nigromarginata, Nan Province, Lijiang, Himalaya, distribution pattern


Gernot VOGEL and Sjon HAUSER. 2013. Addition of Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854) (Squamata: Colubridae) to the Snake Fauna of Thailand with Preliminary Remarks on Its Distribution. Asian Herpetological Research. 4(3): 166–181. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.3724/SP.J.1245.2013.00166 

1 comment:

  1. Really beautiful snake that I hope I get to see up north at some point. Probably my favorite looking rat snake in Thailand. Favorite rat snake is definitely Ptyas carinata for the bad attitude and endless striking capability.

    Snakes of Thailand are really diverse and an exceptional group to study.

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