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Laotian Wolf Snake by Culpeo-Fox Laotian Wolf Snake by Culpeo-Fox
Lycodon laoensis.

A small and harmless yet beautifully coloured snake which, due to its appearance, may be confused with juveniles of the extremely dangerous Banded Krait at first sight. On a closer look, though, it can be rather easily distinguished: Wolf Snakes lack the triangle body shape that are characteristic for kraits and the yellow bands also follow a quite different pattern, the black space between them decreasing along the body).

The illustrious name for snakes of this genus derives from their dentition; their (non-venomous) front teeth are enlarged and the whole maxilla is strangely arched in shape, which gives both the jaws and facial silhouette a somewhat "canine/dog-like" impression. It also is yet another feature that can help distinguishing them from similar looking snake species (the German name makes it even clearer as "Wolfszahnnatter" does not only refer to the wolf but to wolf teeth)

Right after returning from Frankfurt Book Fair together with Skia, i caught myself a nasty cold and am just slowly recovering again. Thus, thank you for your patience, i will get back to notes and mails asap.

Mangrove Snake by Culpeo-Fox Banded Krait by Culpeo-Fox Indo-Chinese Rat Snake by Culpeo-Fox Oriental Whip Snake by Culpeo-Fox Reticulated Python by Culpeo-Fox Thai Red Mountain Racer by Culpeo-Fox
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AnchoredTether Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work as always!
Psydrache Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oha, also DIE ist jetzt echt harte Konkurrenz für die Mangrovi...
Wunderschön, wie du dieses Glänzen auf die Schuppen gezaubert hast <3

Gute Besserung euch beiden!
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ich hätt's ja nicht mehr für möglich gehalten! X)

Aber ja, blauer Schuppenschimmer = tatsächlich ein Lieblingspart. Gibt ja Gott sei Dank nicht wenige Schlangen, die mit ihren irisierenden Schuppen sprichwörtlich glänzen. 8D

Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow what a gorgeous snake love it's pattern, colour and the name which is cool
Mmuaz70 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful pattern!
Skia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017   General Artist
Lieblingsdetail: Der bläuliche Schuppenschimmer. <3
...und das Hörnchen 8D
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ich hatte gehofft, dass dir das Hörnchen auffällt 8D (könnte auch ein Granne sein, der sich da reingemogelt hat)
Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the information. I just learned about these but the book didn't say why they had such a unique name. I love how diverse snakes are. =)
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Their dentition is pretty much unique - I've seen a photography of an upper jaw belonging to another Lycodon species and if i had not known better, i would have guessed that it belonged to some kind of fish or tiny Dimetrodon.
scilk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow these snake paintings are all so beautiful!
M5Transmissions Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Take your time to recover, the wait will be worth it!
DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Another wonderful snake "window"- these are so cool.

If you run out of snakes, you could do insects next!
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Great idea, why not? I would absolutely DIG insects (especially since Thailand has a f*ckton of them to offer); though yeah, the snake series will keep me busy for a good while, there still are a lot on my list.
vireosy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017   Digital Artist
i always love seeing work from this series :D i really love the shine and colours in this one
hope you have a speedy recovery
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
good job
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
what a gorgeous snake!!
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