Lycodon davidi


Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Lycodon
Species: Lycodon davidi


  • Lycodon davidi Vogel, Nguyen, Kingsda & Ziegler, 2012
Holotype: IEBR A.2011.7, male (ventral tail base dissected), (Figs 1–3, 5, 6), collected by Truong Quang Nguyen and Phouthone Kingsada on 6 May 2010.
Type locality: Nam Cave 268 m elevation, near Ban Muang Song, Vang Vieng District, Vientiane Province, Laos.
Etymology: Named in honour of the author's friend and colleague Patrick David (MNHN, Paris, France), for his outstanding contributions to the reptile fauna of the Oriental Region.


  • Vogel, G., T.Q. Nguyen, P. Kingsada & T. Ziegler, 2012: A new species of the genus Lycodon Boie, 1826 from Laos (Squamata: Colubridae). North-western journal of zoology, 8: 344–352. PDF.

Vernacular namesEdit

English: David’s Wolf Snake