Snout much depressed ; eye rather small. Rostral much broader than long, just visible from above ; internasals much shorter than the prefrontals ; frontal as long as or a little shorter than its distance from the end of the snout, a little shorter than the parietals ; loreal elongate, not entering the eye ; one pre-ocular ; two post-oculars ; temporals small, 1 + 2 ; 9 or 10 upper labials, third, fourth, and fifth entering the eye ; 4 or 5 lower labials in contact with the anterior chin-shields, which are longer than the posterior. Scales smooth, in 17 rows. Ventrals 167-175, not angulate laterally; anal divided ; subcaudals 56-63, in two rows. Brown above, each scale with two white dots or short longitudinal lines ; labials white ; usually a white collar ; lower surface uniform white.
Total length 16 inches ; tail 2.75 inches.
- ↑ Boulenger, G. A. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp.
- Lanza,B. 1999 A new species of Lycodon from the Philippines, with a key to the genus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Tropical Zoology 12: 89-104