The Sikkim keelback (Amphiesma sieboldii) is a species of grass snake found in South Asia. It is closely related to Amphiesma platyceps, and some treat this species as a synonym. (Tillack 2003).


Pakistan, India (Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Punjab), Nepal, Myanmar (= Burma), Bangladesh.


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  • Tillack, F. 2003 Über die Verbreitung und Biologie der Himalaya-Gebirgswassernatter Amphiesma platyceps (Blyth 1854) und einen Fall von Amphigonia retardata (Serpentes: ColubridaNatricinae). Sauria 25 (1): 21-27

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