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First Record of Lycodon cardamomensis Daltry et Wüster, 2002 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Vietnam

Dang Trong Do, Chung Dac Ngo, Thomas Ziegler, Truong Quang Nguyen


Lycodon cardamomensis, a species previously known only from Cambodia and Thailand, is reported for the first time from Vietnam based on morphological examination of two specimens collected in Phu Yen Province, southern Vietnam. Detailed morphological comparisons with previous records of the species from Cambodia and Thailand are provided. Our finding increases the species number of the genus Lycodon reported from Vietnam to thirteen.


Lycodon cardamomensis; new country record; Vietnam

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