Coluber mortuarius Daudin, 1803

Published, First, 2012, 3473, Zootaxa 3473, pp. 1-60: 9

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5257437

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5257437

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scientific name

Coluber mortuarius Daudin, 1803
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Coluber mortuarius Daudin, 1803  

Coluber mortuarius Daudin, 1803: 187   ; based on Russell (1796: 33, pl. 28, “Naugealled Keaka”).—Type locality. “Bengale, aux environs de Ganjam”, namely “Bengal, near Ganjam”, State of Orissa, India.—Onomatophore. Holotype: specimen depicted by Russell (1796: pl. 28).

Status. A taxon here regarded as a subjective synonym of Xenochrophis piscator ( Schneider, 1799)   . Synonymized (in error) with Coluber stolatus Linnaeus, 1758   by Merrem (1820: 123); synonymized with Tropidonotus umbratus Daudin   by Schlegel (1837: 309). This taxon is available as X. mortuarius   should dark coloured, large specimens inhabiting northeastern India prove to be distinct from X. piscator   as defined below.

Comments. Russell’s specimen has an especially dark pattern. We have met this obscured pattern mostly in specimens from northeastern India, often associated with a large size in adult females (see below). The status of the holotype of this species and of others depicted by Russell not mentioned here is planned to be discussed elsewhere   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Coluber

Loc

Coluber mortuarius Daudin, 1803

Published, First 2012
2012
Loc

Coluber mortuarius

Daudin, F. - M. 1803: 187
Russell, P. 1796: 33
1803