Cylindrophiidae-Check list northern Thailand

Cylindrophiidae (Pipe Snakes)
Family: Cylindrophiidae. “Primitive snakes”, one species known from Thailand.
NO enlarged ventral shields (all body scales similar size), head small and indistinct.
5. Cylindrophis jodiae, the Red-tailed Pipe Snake. A black snake reaching a length of 80 cm, upper side with (often indistinct) white or pale orange crossbars, belly with alternating black and white blocks. Very short pointed tail with orange marking. In northern Thailand common in the well-watered lowlands of Uttaradit and the provinces of the Lower North of northern Thailand. A-B. specimens from Mueang District, Uttaradit. C. Ventral (belly) view of a juvenile from Sam Ngao District, Tak.