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New Thailand Snake Species – Trimeresurus (Popeia) phuketensis

[Last Updated: 17 October 2019] I was at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute in Bangkok (the Red Cross Snake Farm) on Sunday and was talking to the snake guy that does the presentation in English on various Thailand snakes. He mentioned that a new snake species was described from Phuket called the Trimeresurus phuketensis. Wow, … Read more

Thailand Snake Identification Requests Way Down

The snake ID link on the right side column of this site is for anyone that wants to find out what snake they saw in Thailand during their stay. Sometimes I can figure out what snake it is by the information given, and sometimes (usually) it’s a guess between a few different snakes. I’m not … Read more

Help Me Identify This Snake – Oligodon Genus? Species?

I sent photos of a snake just like this one to a couple biologists about 5 months back. Nobody could tell me what it was, based on appearance. A couple guys that have found new species in this area have said it is, without a doubt, from the Oligodon genus. They asked that I do … Read more

New Snake Species, or New to Thailand?

I found another of these snakes today. They are quite hard to categorize. I’ll do scale counts tomorrow and see what I get. This snake I pulled out slowly from a hole he was half-buried in. We were up about 200 meters elevation on a limestone hill. Oligodon _______ (my other page on this snake … Read more