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Asthenodipsas laevis (BOIE, 1827)

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Higher TaxaPareidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Smooth Slug Snake
G: Gefleckte Schneckennatter 
SynonymAmblycephalus laevis BOIE 1827: 520
Dipsas laevis — SCHLEGEL 1837: 287
Pareas laevis — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 442
Amblycephalus laevis — BOULENGER 1890
Pareas lacuis (sic) — EDELING 1870
Leptognathus laevis — JAN 1863
Amblycephalus laevis — DE ROOIJ 1917: 276
Amblycephalus laevis — DEUVE 1961: 30
Pareas laevis — GRANDISON 1978: 294
Pareas laevis — MANTHEY 1983
Internatus laevis — RAO & YANG 1992
Internatus laevis — DAVID & VOGEL 1996
Pareas laevis — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 377
Pareas laevis — STUEBING & INGER 1999
Asthenodipsas laevis — ISKANDAR & COLIJN 2002
Internatus laevis — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Asthenodipsas laevis — GROSSMANN & TILLACK 2004
Asthenodipsas laevis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 59 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo, Bangka, Kalimantan, Java, Mentawai Archipelago, Natuna Archipelago, Sumatra);
Laos; Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia);
Thailand, Pulau Bangka

Type locality: not given. Designated as “Java, Indonesia” by GROSSMANN & TILLACK 2003.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: RMNH 986 B (designated by GROSSMANN & TILLACK 2003) 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe generic name Amblycephalus is pre-occupied by some cestoda (ZEDLER 1803).

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
Etymology 
References
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  • Bong Heang, Kiew 1987. An annotated checklist of the herpetofauna of Ulu Endau, Johore, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 41 (2-3): 413-423.
  • 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
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  • 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.
  • Deuve, J. 1961. Liste annotee des Serpents du Laos. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Laos 1:5-32.
  • Grandison, A. G. C. 1978. Snakes of West Malaysia and Singapore. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 81 [1977]: 283-303 - get paper here
  • Grossmann, W. & Tillack, F. 2003. On the taxonomic status of Asthenodipsas tropidonotus (LIDTH DE JEUDE 1923) and Pareas vertebralis BOULENGER 1900) (Serpentes: Colubridae: Pareatinae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 10 (3): 175-190 - get paper here
  • Grossmann, W. & Tillack, F. 2004. Die Bergschneckennatter Asthenodipsas vertebralis (BOULENGER 1900) im Biotop und im Terrarium (Squamata: Colubridae: Pareatinae). Sauria, Berlin 26 (2): 9-22 - get paper here
  • Haile, N.S. 1958. The snakes of Borneo, with a key to the species. Sarawak Mus., Kuching, J. 8: 743-771.
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  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
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