Oligodon multizonatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Colubridae

Scientific Name: Oligodon multizonatus 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.
Countries occurrence:
China (Gansu, Sichuan)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:3
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
Upper elevation limit (metres):1400
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Population [top]

Population:This appears to be a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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).

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 2012: e.T192186A2052635. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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