Rhadinophis prasina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Colubridae

Scientific Name: Rhadinophis prasina (Blyth, 1854)
Common Name(s):
English Green Trinket Snake
Coluber prasinus Blyth, 1854
Elaphe prasina (Blyth, 1854)
Gonyosoma prasinum (Blyth, 1854)
Taxonomic Notes: This species has been also recently placed in the genera Elaphe and Gonyosoma.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-08-30
Assessor(s): Wogan, G., Grismer, L. & Chan-Ard, T.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P. & Cox, N.A.
This species covers a wide geographic range although it is not very common. It is listed as Least Concern as it has a large distribution and threats from deforestation are consequently thought to be localised.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from northeastern India across southern China, southward to Peninsular Malaysia (Smith 1943, Zhao and Adler 1993, Stuart and Heatwole 2008, Nguyen et al. 2009).
Countries occurrence:
China; India; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):1600
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Population [top]

Population:Smith (1943) stated that this snake was rare throughout its range south of 20 degrees latitude. No recent population data are available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This diurnal species occurs near water in forest from 500 to 1,640 meters elevation (Cox et al. 1998). Females lay 5-8 eggs (Cox et al. 1998).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This forest-restricted species may be threatened by forest loss and degradation throughout its range, but as a widespread snake this is unlikely to represent a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No species-specific conservation measures are required. It is found within protected areas.

Citation: Wogan, G., Grismer, L. & Chan-Ard, T. 2012. Rhadinophis prasina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T192082A2037579. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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