Oligodon macrurus (Angel, 1927)

Angel's kukri snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Simotes violaceus macrurus Angel, 1927; Holarchus violaceus macrurus (Angel, 1927)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2011 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam (southern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Angel, F. (1927). Section: Simotes violacueus macrurus var. nov. Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire, Paris 33: 497.


Other references:

Geissler, Peter, Krohn, Alexander R. and Rennert, Daniel. (2011). Herpetofaunal Records in Coastal Dune Areas, Binh Thuan Province, Southern Vietnam, with the Rediscovery of Oligodon macrurus Angel, 1927. Russian Journal of Herpetology 18(4): 317-324. [Abstract]

Nguyen, T. Q. and Vogel, G. (2012). Oligodon macrurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 20 April 2015.

Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.

Smith, M. A. (1943). The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, including the whole of the Indo-Chinese region. Vol. III. Serpentes. Taylor and Francis, London.


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