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  Oligodon octolineatus
  Family Name : Colubridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Striped Kukri Snake

 
Striped Kukri Snake
  • Description
    • Size :
      68 cm
      Description :
      Head not distinct from body, dorsal scales smooth. Greyish brown above with a vermillion stripe down the middle of the back. This stripe is flanked by three dark brown or black stripes on each side. The two uppermost dark stripes merge on the top of the head near the snout, forming an arrow-shaped mark. An oblique black band on the side of the head, and a black band over the top of the snout between the eyes. Underside usually pink.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Habitats :
      Forest, Parks & Gardens
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Ubin
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2012. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Stuebing, R. B. & Inger, R. F. 1999. A Field Guide to the Snakes of Borneo. Malaysia: Natural History Publications (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd. 262 

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