Found a New Snake – Is It Oligodon inornatus?

Here it looks just like one from the Oligodon genus. One biologist thinks that is the correct genus.

This one is interesting… I found it at the top of a small limestone mountain. It’s like a keelback, and a kukri snake. A juvenile. Green – dark green on top – solid pattern, no fluctuation. Bottom is dark grey. It’s about 1 foot long. Will get some photos and video and put them up as soon as I get the camera back from my wife!

Ok, below are pics – and I’ll get a video up on Youtube in a few…

 

Have a look at the video at Youtube (embedded below in a few minutes) and see if you can figure it out…

Gerwot from Germany said it was in the genus Oligodon. That seems right on. He showed me how to do a scale count and I got 15’s. If this is the Oligodon inornatus it might be a new snake for this area, greatly extending its range. Some lit has the range as northern Thailand and southeastern Thailand (Isaan area). Here’s a grab from the PDF referencing the snakes range, and addressing some mistakes in a printed book about snakes…

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Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping tours and events to find king cobras, kraits, vipers, corals, keelbacks, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has over 200 snake species. Here's our latest book with detailed information on Thailand's 35 Deadly Snakes. "Is That Snake In Your House Dangerous? Identify Deadly Thailand Snakes In Under 5 Minutes!" INFO HERE.

4 thoughts on “Found a New Snake – Is It Oligodon inornatus?”

  1. Has a snout built for burrowing and it reminds me of a kukri snake. Probobly is a rare subspecies from the area – I would love to find something as strange as that!

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