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Brief Summary

    Oligodon cinereus: Brief Summary
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    Oligodon cinereus, the ashy kukri snake or Günther's kukri snake, is a species of snake.

Comprehensive Description

    Oligodon cinereus
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    Oligodon cinereus, the ashy kukri snake or Günther's kukri snake, is a species of snake.

    Description

    See snake scales for terminology

    Nasal divided; portion of rostral seen from above as long as its distance from tho frontal or a little shorter; suture between the internasals usually shorter than that between the prefrontals: frontal as long as its distance from the end of the snout, as long as the parietals; loreal usually longer than deep; preocular single, usually with a small subocular below, between the third and fourth labials ; one or two postoculars ; temporals 1+2; upper labials 8, fourth and fifth entering the eye, 3 or 4 lower labials in contact with the anterior chin-shields; posterior chin-shields one half or loss than one half the size of the anterior. Scales in 17 rows. ventrals 160-l8O (196); anal undivided; subcaudals 34-39. Pale brown, purplish or reddish above; markings on the head very indistinct; uniform above and below. Total length 30 inches; tail 3.[1]

    Distribution

    India (Assam; Arunachal Pradesh (Miao - Changlang district, Chessa, Chimpu), Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, N West Malaysia, Borneo & China (westward to Yunnan, incl. Hong Kong and Hainan),

    Notes

    1. ^ Boulenger, George A. 1890 The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. (Part under Simotes violaceus)

    References

    • Günther, A. 1864 The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp.