Dendrelaphis caudolineatus caudolineatus (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: 21

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Dendrelaphis caudolineatus caudolineatus (Gray, 1835)
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Dendrelaphis caudolineatus caudolineatus (Gray, 1835)  

( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 c)

Material examined. MHLCLFE C 167 (male; SVL 768 mm, TaL> 286 mm), Bayur, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. 480 m.

Taxonomic comments. This specimen is typical for the species ( Gaulke, 1994), with a back dark brown becoming lighter posteriorly and the presence of stripes on the body. Five subspecies are recognized of which only the nominate form is present on Sumatra.

Scalation: DSR 13 - 13 - 11, VEN 176, SC> 102.

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

Biology. The specimen was collected at 0 930 hours during a clear day in August. The snake was lying on the ground at the foot of a bush in a rice field. It escaped at an incredible speed.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Dendrelaphis