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Common Names: Collard Trinket Snake
Scientific Name: Coelognathus helena monticollaris
First Described: SCHULZ, 1992

Adult Size: Males: 90-100cm Females: 120-130cm
Temperament: Generally placid and shy
Temperature Range: Provide a thermal gradient between29°C (84°F) -  24°C (75°F), a humid hide and mist the enclosure daily with tepid water when the snake is in slough.
Brumation: No data at present
Reproduction: Very little is known on the reproduction of the Collard Trinket snake, but it has been recorded as laying 8 eggs
Known Mutations: No known mutations
Captive Bred Localities:
Natural History:  Coelognathus helena monticollaris is strictly a montane snake, inhabiting the Southwest Indian mountain range at altitudes between 700 and 1900m. A preference for scrub areas at the edge of rain forests, rice fields, plantations and the edges of meadows: especially in the vicinity to water have been recorded.

  • In the Wild
  • Author: S.Harikrishnan0
  • Montane Trinket Snake (cc)
  • Author: Shreyas Kashalkar
  • Collared Trinket Snake
  • Author: Ashok Captain
  • Kotagiri, Nilgiris
  • Author: Sangeetha
  • Threat Display (cc)
  • Author: Jayendra Chiplunkar
  • Collared Trinket Snake
  • Author: Ashok Captain
  • Collared Trinket Snake
  • Author: Ashok Captain
  • Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur
  • Author: Shailendra Patil

Native To: Records for this subspecies so far are limited to the Western Ghats
Scale Counts:
Ventrals: 216-260
Subcaudals: 73-100
Dorsals: 25-27

Conservation Status:
IUCN Red List: Not listed
Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop for Reptiles of India list this species as Vulnerable

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