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Common Wolf Snake by Culpeo-Fox Common Wolf Snake by Culpeo-Fox
งูปล้องฉนวนสร้อยเหลือง.
Lycodon capucinus.

This Wolf Snake is indeed one the most common Wolf Snake species that can be found and rather easily distinguished due to its unique colouration. As for all snakes of the Lycodon genus, the "wolf" in their name refers to their unusual dentition (Lycodon translating to "wolf-toothed"); it is thought that their teeth evolved this way due to their preference of feeding on durophagous prey such as skinks (which are known to be both hard and slippery which makes it very hard to catch), providing a better grip. It is a quite small snake that poses no danger to humans.

In Thai, its name emphasises the yellow band behind their head, resembling a "necklace".

Have a very interesting paper which examines their dentition a little more and where you can even see how their bizarre jaws look like:


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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Another fabulous snake-glass work!
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Combak Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Interesting, I didn't know there were snakes with teeth like that!
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merdicano Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
It's always fantastic, never fail to impress me
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shihtsupal Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
beautiful colors
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LeuAlex Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this change between 2D and 3D :)
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
epic
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Gagisagirl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Student General Artist
Wonderful
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