Oligodon multizonatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oligodon multizonatus
Species Authority: Zhao & Jiang, 1981
Common Name(s):
English Luding Kukri Snake

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-08-30
Assessor(s): Li, P. & Rao, D.-q.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Listed as Data Deficient as although it's current known range is small, the threats and full distribution for this species are not known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has only been recorded from Luding County of Western Sichuan and Tianshui, Kangxian of southeastern Gansu, China (Zhao 2006). It is found at elevations of 1,000 to 1,400m asl.
China (Gansu, Sichuan)
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Population [top]

Population: This appears to be a rare species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with hills and mountainous areas. Animals are often found in meadows, forests or open hilly fields. Feeds on the eggs of reptiles. It is an oviparous species (Zhao 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are currently known for this species. It is present within protected areas in Gansu. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.

Citation: Li, P. & Rao, D.-q. 2012. Oligodon multizonatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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