Oreocryptophis p. coxi - Thai Red Mountain Ratsnake

29 Apr 2010

Common Names: Thai Red Mountain Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Oreocryptophis porphyraceus coxi
First Described: SCHULZ & HELFENBERGER, 1998

CAPTIVE CARE NOTES 

Adult Size:
80-100cm

Temperament:
A shy and secretive species, that will readily bite if disturbed

Temperature Range:
28°C(82°F) to 17°C(62°F) *temps never over 28°C/82°F

Humidity Requirements:
Provide a humid hide and spray occasionally

Brumation:
47°-55° F (8°-13°C) for 3-4 months

Reproduction:
Several clutches are produced each year with an average of 3 eggs per clutch. Incubated at 75°-80°F expect hatchlings from between 49-60 days.

Known Mutations:
None Known at Present

Captive History:
It is commonly believed that at this time that all captive bred specimens originated from one European Breeder, Klaus-Dieter Shulz. The original animals where collected from the Loei region of Thailand and imported into the USA, where they were then exported, of the 20 or so animals this breeder recieved, only a handful survived. He managed to successfully breed this species and incubate eggs it is these that are the source of all captive bred coxi both here in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Natural History:
Found at elevations of 800 - 1000m. Inhabiting the perimeter of secondary rain forests where the majority of the vegetation is bamboo and tall grasses.

Native To:
Thailand

Scale Counts:
Ventrals: 213
Subcaudals: 62
Dorsals: 19

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Conservation Status:
IUCN Red List: Not Listed