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Banded Wolf Snake

Banded wolf snake is a species of nonvenomous snake found in many parts of Asia. The species is nocturnal and both terrestrial as well as arboreal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Lycodon
    Scientific Name Lycodon subcinctus

    Other Names White-banded wolf snake, Malayan banded wolf snake
    Length Up to 90 cm
    Color Black or dark brown upper surface with white crossbars; gray or whitish underside
    Distribution China, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia
    Habitat Primary and secondary tropical humid forest, plantations, agricultural land
    Diet Lizards like geckos and skinks
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 11 eggs
    Incubation Period 1 ½ months
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 31st 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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