Dendrelaphis pictus pictus (Gmelin, 1789), Gmelin, 1789

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: 21

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Dendrelaphis pictus pictus (Gmelin, 1789)
status

 

Dendrelaphis pictus pictus (Gmelin, 1789)  

( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 d)

Material examined. MHLCLFE C 164 (male; SVL 470 mm, TaL 247 mm), MHLCLFE C 165-166 (2 females; SVL 610, 480 mm, TaL 283, 236 mm respectively), captive specimens reported from having been collected in the vicinity of Lubukbasung, Province of Sumatera Barat. Province of Jambi, elev. 20 m.

Taxonomic comments. These specimens are typical for the species as recently redefined by Vogel & van Rooijen (2007) and van Rooijen & Vogel (2008). Two subspecies are recognized but only the nominate form is present on Sumatra.

Scalation: specimens MHLCLFE C 164-166: DSR 15 - 15 - 11; VEN 170, 170, 169; SC 136, 132, 125 respectively.

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Aceh, Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Barat, Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu, Sumatera Selatan, and Lampung; also the islands of Bangka, Belitung, Nias, and We, and Mentawai Archipelago and Riau Archipelago ( David & Vogel, 1996).

Biology.The specimen from Jambi Province was collected in a bush in a wet grassland. It had recently ingested a Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Dendrelaphis