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Boiga flaviviridis VOGEL & GANESH, 2013

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymBoiga flaviviridis VOGEL & GANESH 2013 
DistributionIndia (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal: from Berhampore near the River Mahanadi in the northeast to Kaigal near the southern Eastern Ghats in the southwest, Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh, Odisha)

Type locality: Berhampore, state of Orissa (Odisha), India (Fig. 1), 19°18’57’’ N 84°47’38’’E, 31m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1911.9.8.4, female (ventral tail base dissected), presented by Major Frank Wall in 1911.
Paratype. MAD 1913 an adult female (tail base examined) labeled as “Dendrophis pictus” from Udayagiri, Nellore [district], state of Andhra Pradesh, India, 14°52’30’’N, 79°17’52’’E, 195 m elevation, collector unknown. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe new species is named flaviviridis [flavus = yellow and viridis = green in Latin] as an adjective, after its diagnostic in-life colouration that easily serves to identify this species. As a common name we suggest ‘Yellow-green cat snake’. 
References
  • Bhupathy, Subramanian & N. Sathishkumar 2013. Status of reptiles in Meghamalai and its environs, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5 (15): 4953-4961 - get paper here
  • Khandal, Dharmendra, Sachin Rai and Vivek Sharma. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Boiga flaviviridis (Yellow-green Cat Snake). Herpetological Review 47 (1): 82
  • Kwet, Axel 2014. Liste der im Jahr 2013 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • Sharma, Vivek, Roheet Karoo and Umesh Zire. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Boiga flaviviridis (Yellow-green Cat Snake). Herpetological Review 47 (1): 82
  • VOGEL, GERNOT & S.R. GANESH 2013. A new species of cat snake (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae: Boiga) from dry forests of eastern Peninsular India. Zootaxa 3637 (2): 158–168 - get paper here
 
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