Calliophis intestinalis lineatus (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: 26

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Calliophis intestinalis lineatus (Gray, 1835)
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Calliophis intestinalis lineatus (Gray, 1835)  

( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 c)

Material examined. MNHN 2002.0442 (female; SVL 355 mm, TaL 15 mm), Lubuksao, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. ca 400 m; MNHN 2002.0444 (male; SVL 160 mm, TaL 13 mm), 3 km South of Maninjau, western shore of Lake Maninjau, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. ca 500 m.

Taxonomic comments. This species was previously placed in the genus Maticora Gray, 1835   .

Six subspecies of Calliophis bivirgatus (Boie, 1827)   are currently recognized (see David & Vogel, 1996) of which two occur on Sumatra more or less in sympatry in several provinces: C. intestinalis intestinalis (Laurenti, 1768)   and C. intestinalis lineatus   . The taxonomy of this species is badly in need of a revision.

Scalation of MNHN 2002.0442: DSR 13 - 13 - 13; VEN 268; SC 14.

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Aceh, Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Barat, Jambi, Bengkulu, and Sumatera Selatan. Also Riau Archipelago ( David & Vogel, 1996; De Lang, 2003).

Biology. The juvenile specimen MNHN 2002.0444 was active on a path at the limit between a garden and a disturbed forest at 1145 hours during a sunny day of August. When captured, the snake became very restless. The adult was found freshly wounded around 2000 hours on a road crossing a disturbed primary forest during a rainy night. Its stomach contained a scincid lizard Lygosoma quadrupes   .

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Elapidae

Genus

Calliophis