Boiga flaviviridis VOGEL & GANESH, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Boiga flaviviridis?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Boiga flaviviridis VOGEL & GANESH 2013|
|Distribution||India (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.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19220.127.116.11, 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.
|Etymology||The 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’.|
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