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New Snake for Thailand, or New Species Found!

I found a snake that appears to have never been found in Thailand before today on my hike at a nearby mountain in Thailand. Time: 12:10 PM, 4/20/2013 Elevation: ~ 400 meters. Weather: 34C. Bright sunshine, though the area the snake was in was shaded by the canopy. Habitat: Leaf litter right off the main trail. This is a limestone mountain with sand / dirt topsoil. This snake was in an area with no water for 150...

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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 scale counts. I had to figure out what a scale count was. Today I just went through some snake scale diagrams to...

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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 with photos and video). There are a couple of biologists interested in looking at the snake, so I may have an exact...

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Found a New Snake – Is It Oligodon inornatus?

This one is interesting… I found it at the top of a small limestone mountain. It’s like a keelback, and a kukri snake. A juvenile. Green – dark green on top – solid pattern, no fluctuation. Bottom is dark grey. It’s about 1 foot long. Will get some photos and video and put them up as soon as I get the camera back from my wife! Ok, below are pics – and I’ll get a video up...

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