Check List 18(2): 385-390, doi: 10.15560/18.2.385
Range and elevation extension for the Yunnan Water Snake, Trimerodytes yunnanensis (Rao & Yang, 1998) (Serpentes, Colubridae), from Thailand and some notes on its natural history
expand article infoPatchara Danaisawadi, Wut Taksinthum
‡ Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
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Abstract
Trimerodytes yunnanensis (Rao & Yang, 1998), Mountain Water Snake, mainly occurs at elevations of more than 1,000 m above sea level (a.s.l.). We provide both a range extension to Lampang, Thailand, and the lowest known elevation record for this species at 400 m a.s.l. This record is also the southernmost known occurrence of T. yunnanensis and the genus as a whole. In addition, a morphological description of the juvenile, ecological notes in the field, and feeding habits in captivity are provided.
Keywords
Ecological notes, Lampang, lowland habitat, reptiles