Lycodon effraenis Cantor, 1847, Cantor, 1847

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: 22

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Lycodon effraenis Cantor, 1847
status

 

Lycodon effraenis Cantor, 1847   *

Material examined. MNHN 2002.0436 (male; SVL 472 mm, TaL 116 mm; bad condition), Mts. Tigapulan, Province of Riau, elev. 210 m.

Taxonomic comments. A typical specimen of this species as described in Tweedie (1983). The pale postocular streaks on the edges of the head are well visible.

Scalation: DSR 19 - 17 - 15; VEN 218; Sc 79; SL 9 / 9; anal single; no loreal; PreOc 1 / 1; PosOc 2 / 2; Tem 2 + 2 + 2 / 2 + 2 + 2; IL 11 / 11.

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Jambi (first record in this work) and Sumatera Utara ( David & Vogel, 1996).

Biology. This specimen was found in November. It was dead on a road that crossed part of a large tract of primary forest that had been destroyed by fire. The whole tract would eventually be destroyed. Several species were collected next to this remnants of forest very recently destroyed, some parts of which were still smoking. It might suggest a wide wandering of the surviving specimens.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Lycodon