Xenodermus javanicus Reinhardt, 1836, Reinhardt, 1836

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: 25-26

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Xenodermus javanicus Reinhardt, 1836


Xenodermus javanicus Reinhardt, 1836   *

( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 a,b)

Material examined. 1 specimen photographed (ToL about 60 cm) but not collected, from the vicinity of Lubuksao, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. ca 400 m.

Taxonomic comments. This specimen is typical for the species as described in De Rooij (1917) and Manthey & Grossmann (1997). Our specimen of this odd-looking and rare species was very thin. Only a few individuals have ever been recorded from Sumatra.

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Sumatera Barat (first record in this work), Aceh, Sumatera Utara and Bengkulu ( David & Vogel, 1996; Y. Laumonier, pers. comm., 1998).

Biology. This specimen was collected in August on the bank of a ditch along a road crossing a rocky primary forest near a stream. It was active at about 2000 hours during a heavy rain shower. The snake was not aggressive and the sole defensive posture was a stiffness of its body.