Found a New Snake – Is It Oligodon inornatus?

Here it looks just like one from the Oligodon genus. One biologist thinks that is the correct genus.

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 on Youtube in a few…

 

Have a look at the video at Youtube (embedded below in a few minutes) and see if you can figure it out…

Gerwot from Germany said it was in the genus Oligodon. That seems right on. He showed me how to do a scale count and I got 15’s. If this is the Oligodon inornatus it might be a new snake for this area, greatly extending its range. Some lit has the range as northern Thailand and southeastern Thailand (Isaan area). Here’s a grab from the PDF referencing the snakes range, and addressing some mistakes in a printed book about snakes…