Sibynophis melanocephalus melanocephalus (Gray, 1835), Gray, 1835

Teynié, Alexandre, David, Patrick & Ohler, Annemarie, 2010, Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo, Zootaxa 2416, pp. 1-43: 23

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194395

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Sibynophis melanocephalus melanocephalus (Gray, 1835)
status

 

Sibynophis melanocephalus melanocephalus (Gray, 1835)   *

Material examined. MNHN 2002.0441 (female; SVL 322 mm, TaL 147 mm), about 30 km west of Pundung Lamanggang, Province of Jambi, elev. 420 m.

Taxonomic comments. This specimen is typical for the species as described in Morgan (1973); see also David & Vogel (1996).

Scalation: MSR 17; Ven 147; Sc> 70; anal paired; SL 9 / 9 (SL 4–5 entering orbit); Tem 1 + 2 / 1 + 2. Maxillary teeth 42, subequal.

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Jambi (first record in this work), Sumatera Barat, Bengkulu, and Sumatera Selatan; also the islands of Bangka, Belitung, and Nias, and Riau Archipelago ( David & Vogel, 1996).

Biology. This specimen was picked on a road crossing a tract of relatively dry, rocky open forest in a rugged area.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Sibynophis