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  Lycodon subcinctus Boie, 1827
  Family Name : Colubridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Banded Wolf Snake

 
Banded Wolf Snake
  • Description
    • Description :
      Body dark-brown or black with widely-spaced white bands on the front portion, darken progressively over the posterior end. Young examples have 20 white bands throughout the body, but these bands become very faint in larger specimens. Head relatively flat, body scales smooth.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Inhabits mature forest where it appears to be nocturnal and primarily terrestrial. It feeds mainly on lizards.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, known from two records from the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and Pulau Tekong. It occurs over most of Southeast Asia.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Tekong
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation is the main known threat at both localities.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      First recorded from Singapore in 1988.
      Conservation Notes :
      Continued habitat protection.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
      Singapore Red Data Book 1994 status :
      Rare (R)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Ng, P.K.L. & Wee, Y.C. (Eds.). 1994. The Singapore Red Data Book (1st Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 343pp 

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