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Ahaetulla pulverulenta (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBrown-speckled Whipsnake 
SynonymDryinus pulverulentus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 812
Passerita purpurascens GÜNTHER 1864 (fide SMITH 1943)
Dryophis pulverulentus — BOULENGER 1890: 371
Dryophis pulverulentus — WALL 1921: 302
Dryophis pulverulentus — SMITH 1943: 378
Dryophis pulverulenta xanthiscutata DERANIYAGALA 1955
Dryophis pulverulenta indica DERANIYAGALA 1955
Ahaetulla pulverulentus — DAS 1996: 53
Ahaetulla pulverulenta
Ahaetulla pulverulentus — SHARMA 2004
Ahaetulla pulverulenta — WALLACH et al. 2014: 21 
DistributionIndia (Western Ghats, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Type locality: Sri Lanka Map legend:
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Reproductionovoviviparous (5-15 live offspring) 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 7565 
CommentSynonymy: partly after WALLACH et al. 2014: 21.

Diet: lizards and other vertebrates 
References
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Das, I. & De Silva, A. 2005. Photographic guide to snakes and other reptiles of Sri Lanka. New Holland Publishers, 144 pp.
  • David, P. & Dubois, A. 2005. Découverte et redescription de l’holotype d’Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Dumérl, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) (Reptilia, Serpentes, Colubridae), avec une remarque sur le statut de Dryinus fuscus Dumérl, Bibron & Duméril, 1854. Zoosystema 27 (1): 163-178
  • de Silva, A. 1998. Snakes of Sri Lanka: a checklist and an annotated bibliography. Dept. Wildlife Conservation/GEF/UNDP/FAO, Colombo.
  • de Silva, A. 2001. Die Herpetofauna Sri Lankas. Monasteria, 91 pp.
  • Deraniyagala. PAUL E. PIERIS 1955. A colored atlas of some vertebrates from Ceylon. Vol. 3. Serpentoid Reptilia. Colombo, xix + 121 pp.
  • Duméril, A. M. C., BIBRON, G. & DUMÉRIL, A. H. A., 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: i-xii + 781-1536 - get paper here
  • Janzen, P.; Klaas, P. & Ziesmann, S. 2007. Sri Lankas Schlangenfauna. Draco 7 (30): 56-64 - get paper here
  • Kandamby, DharmaSri 1997. Herpetological types reposed in the National Museum Colombo, Sri Lanka. Lyriocephalus 3 (1): 31-33
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan; D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (02): 69-76
  • Khaire, A.; Khaire, N. 1993. Occurrence of brown whip snake Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Dum. & Bibr.) in Pune, India. The Snake 25: 147-148
  • Neumann-Denzau, Gertrud and Helmut Denzau 2010. The Brown vine snake Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) in the Sundarbans, Bangladesh – first record from the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. Herpetology Notes 3: 271- 272 - get paper here
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; David, P.; Chimsunchart, C. & Thirakhupt, K. 2003. Reptiles of Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand: a list of species, with natural history notes, and a discussion on the biogeography at the Isthmus of Kra. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 3 (1): 23-53 - get paper here
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