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Rhynchophis boulengeri

(Vietnamese Longnose Snake)


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Common Names

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Common Names in Chinese:


Common Names in English:

Vietnamese Longnose Snake, Rhino Rat Snake, Rhinoceros Ratsnake, Rhinoceros Snake, Vietnamese Horned Snake

Common Names in German:

Boulengers Schnauzennatter, Spitznasennatter

Common Names in Ukrainian:

Полоз носоріг Буланже


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Family Colubridae

The family Colubridae, which includes the kingsnakes (Lampropeltis spp. ), is the largest, most widespread, and diverse family of snakes , with few physical characteristics universal among all species. The family contains 70 percent of the known species of snakes, with more than 1700 species worldwide (Pough et al. 1998). Although some colubrids are dangerously venomous , most are harmless to humans. [1]


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Proboscidophis versicolor Fan 1931 • Rhynchophis boulengeri — Smith 1943: 193 • Rhynchophis boulengeri — Ziegler 2002: 293


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Named after George Albert Boulenger (1858 - 1937), herpetologist at the British Museum of Natural History, London.

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Rhynchophis

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R. boulengeri (Vietnamese Longnose Snake)

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Further Reading

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  1. Painter, Charles W., Chuck L. Hayes, and James N. Stuart "Recovery and Conservation of the Gray-Banded Kingsnake. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. May 1, 2002. [back]
Last Revised: 2/1/2015