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Aplopeltura boa (BOIE, 1828)

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Blunthead Slug Snake, Blunt-headed Slug Eating Snake
G: Kurzkopf-Schneckenatter 
SynonymAmblycephalus boa BOIE 1828: 1035
Dipsas boa - SCHLEGEL 1837: 284
Aplopeltura boa - DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 444
Amblycephalus boa - GÜNTHER 1858
Haplopeltura boa — BOETTGER 1892
Amblycephalus boa — BOULENGER 1894: 85
Haplopeltura boa — DE ROOIJ 1917: 275
Haplopeltura boa — SMITH 1943
Haplopeltura boa — TWEEDIE 1950
Aplopeltura boa — GRANDISON 1978: 294
Aplopeltura boa — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 317
Aplopeltura boa — COX et al. 1998: 78
Aplopeltura boa — WALLACH et al. 2014: 49 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo, Nias, Sumatra, Bangka, Natuna Islands, Java),
West Malaysia, Malaysia (Borneo),
Philippines (Balabac, Basilan, Mindanao, Palawan, Luzon),
Brunei Darussalam;
Myanmar (Burma)

Type locality: Parang [West-Java] Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: RMNH? 
CommentType species: Amblycephalus boa BOIE 1828: 1035 is the type species of the genus Aplopeltura DUMÉRIL 1853. Aplopeltura Duméril is designated a nomen protectum (fide WALLACH et al. 2014: 49). 
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  • Boulenger,G.A. 1894. On the herpetological fauna of Palawan and Balabac. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 14: 81-90 - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S.
  • Dowling, H.G., & Jenner, J.V. 1988. Snakes of Burma: checklist of reported species and bibliography. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (76): 19 pp. - get paper here
  • Duméril, ANDRÉ MARIE CONSTANT 1853. Prodrome de la classifcation des reptiles ophidiens. Mém. Acad. Sci., Paris, 23: 399-536 - get paper here
  • Grandison, A. G. C. 1978. Snakes of West Malaysia and Singapore. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 81 [1977]: 283-303 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Chan K. Onn, Jesse L. Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., and A. Norhayati 2010. A CHECKLIST OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF THE BANJARAN BINTANG, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (2): 147-160 - get paper here
  • Grossmann,W. & Tillack,F. 2001. Bemerkungen zur Herpetofauna des Khao Lak, Phang Nga, thailändische Halbinsel. Teil II: Reptilia: Serpentes; Testudines; Diskussion. Sauria 23 (1): 25-40 - get paper here
  • Hofmann, Jörg 2015. Im Norden Sarawaks. Ein Expeditionsbericht Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (2): 19-31 - get paper here
  • Jablonski, Daniel & David Hegner 2016. Death feigning behaviour in Aplopeltura boa Herpetological Bulletin (136) - get paper here
  • Kopstein, F. 1938. Ein Beitrag zur Eierkunde und zur Fortpflanzung der Malaiischen Reptilien. Bull. Raffl. Mus. No 14: 81-167
  • Loon, J. van 1987. False pregnancy in a Boa constrictor. Litteratura Serpentium 7 (2): 54-56 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Sanguila MB, Cobb KA, Siler CD, Diesmos AC, Alcala AC, Brown RM 2016. The amphibians and reptiles of Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, II: the herpetofauna of northeast Mindanao and adjacent islands. ZooKeys 624: 1–132, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.624.9814
  • Schlegel, H. 1837. Essai sur la physionomie des serpens. Partie Descriptive. La Haye (J. Kips, J. HZ. et W. P. van Stockum), 606 S. + xvi - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Supsup, Christian E.; Faith M. Guinto, Bernard R. Redoblado, Rai S. Gomez 2017. Amphibians and reptiles from the Mt. Hamiguitan Range of eastern Mindanao Island, Philippines: new distribution records Check List 13 (3): 2121 - get paper here
  • Sy, Emerson Y. and Jake Wilson B. Binaday. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Aplopeltura boa (Blunt-headed Slug Snake). Herpetological Review 47 (2): 260-261
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - get paper here
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 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: 1–43 - get paper here
  • Tweedie, M.W.F. 1950. Notes on Malayan reptiles, No.2. Bull. Raffl. Mus. No 23: 191-199
  • Verveen, A.A. 2003. Successful prediction of parturition in a Boa constrictor. Litteratura Serpentium 23 (4): 174-179 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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