Oligodon erythrorhachis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oligodon erythrorhachis
Species Authority: Wall, 1910
Common Name(s):
English Namsang Kukri Snake, Red-striped Kukri Snake

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Captain, A.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Oligodon erythrorhachis has been assessed as Data Deficient, as it is currently only known from two localities and there is uncertainty about threats to this species. Further research is needed on this species before a more accurate assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known from only two localities in India. It has been found at Namsang, Jaipur District, Assam (now eastern part of Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh; A. Captain, pers. comm.) and also Chessa, Papum Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh (Sharma 2003, Captain 1997, Bhatt et al. 1998).
India (Arunachal Pradesh)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits lowland moist forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unknown whether this species is being impacted upon by any major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species was considered in the Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) Workshop for the Amphibians and Reptiles of India, which was convened by the Biodiversity Conservation Prioritization Project, India, and held in Coimbatore in 1997. It was assessed as Data Deficient under IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria version 2.3. Further research into the population, distribution, habitat status, and threats to this species should be carried out.

Citation: Captain, A. 2010. Oligodon erythrorhachis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 March 2015.
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