Radiated ratsnake

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Radiated ratsnake
Coelognathus radiatus- Copper headed trinket snake- threat display.jpg
C. radiatus in threat display
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Coelognathus
Species: C. radiata
Binomial name
Coelognathus radiata
(F. Boie, 1827)[1]
Synonyms
  • Coluber radiatus BOIE 1827
  • Coluber radiatus SCHLEGEL 1837: 135
  • Coluber quadrifasciatus CANTOR 1839
  • Tropidonotus quinque CANTOR 1839
  • Coelognathus radiata FITZINGER 1843
  • Elaphis radiatus DUMÉRIL 1853
  • Plagiodon radiata DUMÉRIL 1853
  • Compsosoma radiatum DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 292
  • Elaphis (Compsosoma) radiatum BLEEKER 1857
  • Spilotes radiatus GÜNTHER 1858
  • Elaphis radiatus JAN 1863
  • Coluber radiatus BOULENGER 1894: 61
  • Coluber (Compsosoma) radiatus MÜLLER 1895: 203
  • Coluber radiatus WALL 1908: 327
  • Elaphe radiata BARBOUR 1912
  • Elaphe radiata POPE 1929
  • Coelognathus radiatus COCHRAN 1930
  • Elaphe radiata SMITH 1943
  • Elaphe radiata SCHULZ 1996: 219
  • Elaphe radiata MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 344
  • Elaphe radiata COX et al. 1998: 51
  • Elaphe radiata LAZELL et al. 1999
  • Elaphe radiata CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 166
  • Coelognathus radiatus GUMPRECHT 2000
  • Coelognathus radiatus UTIGER et al. 2002
  • Elaphe radiata ZIEGLER 2002: 231
  • Coelognathus radiatus WINCHELL 2003
  • Coelognathus radiatus GUMPRECHT 2003
  • Elaphe radiata PAUWELS et al. 2003
  • Coelognathus radiata ZIEGLER et al. 2007
  • Elaphe radiatus MURTHY 2010

The radiated ratsnake, copperhead rat snake, or copper-headed trinket snake (Coelognathus radiata) is a nonvenomous[2] species of colubrid snake.

Temperament[edit]

These snakes are generally very defensive. They are very confident in their ability to defend themselves so you must be very confident in order to remotely have a chance at controlling this species. They are also a good trainer snakes for those looking to get into cobras and other elapids.

Distribution[edit]

Type locality: Java (Boie, 1827)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id58575/ (Retrieved Feb. 18, 2010.)
  2. ^ Copper-headed Trinket Snake, Snakes Of India, Toxicology Centre.com
  3. ^ Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827) The Reptile Database. (Retrieved 20 Sep. 2014)
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  • Boie, F. (1827). Bemerkungen über Merrem's Versuch eines Systems der Amphibien, 1. Lieferung: Ophidier. Isis van Oken, Jena, 20: 508-566.
  • Cantor, T. E. (1839). Spicilegium serpentium indicorum [part 1]. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1839: 31-34
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. (1999). Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist. [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Germany, 240 pp.
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn (1998). A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. (1996). The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • Duméril, ANDRÉ MARIE CONSTANT (1853). Prodrome de la classification des reptiles ophidiens. Mém. Acad. Sci., Paris, 23: 399-536
  • Gumprecht, A. (2003). Anmerkungen zu den Chinesischen Kletternattern der Gattung Elaphe (sensu lato) Fitzinger 1833. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (6): 37-41
  • Helfenberger, Notker (2001). Phylogenetic relationship of Old World Ratsnakes based on visceral organ topography, osteology, and allozyme variation. Russ. J. Herpetol. (Suppl.), 56 pp.
  • Schmidt, D. (1983). Die Strahlennatter, Elaphe radiata (Schlegel). Elaphe 1983 (3): 33-36
  • Schulz, Klaus-Dieter (1996). A monograph of the colubrid snakes of the genus Elaphe Fitzinger. Koeltz Scientific Books, 439 pp.
  • Utiger, Urs, Notker Helfenberger, Beat Schätti, Catherine Schmidt, Markus Ruf and Vincent Ziswiler (2002). Molecular systematics and phylogeny of Old World and New World ratsnakes, Elaphe Auct., and related genera (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 9 (2): 105-124.