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Boiga jaspidea (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Jasper Cat Snake
G: Jaspis Katzennatter 
SynonymTriglyphodon jaspideum DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 1093
Dipsas jaspidea, JAN 1863
Dipsadomorphus jaspideus, BOULENGER 1896
Dipsas boops GÜNTHER 1858
Dipsadoides decipiens ANNANDALE 1905
Boiga jaspidea — BARBOUR 1912
Boiga jaspidea — KOPSTEIN 1938
Boiga jaspidea — TWEEDIE 1950
Boiga jaspidea — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 322
Boiga jaspidea — COX et al. 1998: 77
Boiga jaspidea — GROEN 2008
Boiga jaspidea — WALLACH et al. 2014: 105 
DistributionIndonesia (Bangka, Java, Kalimantan, Mentawai Archipelago, Nias, Sumatra);
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia, Borneo);
Singapore; Vietnam (Lam Dong, Dong Nai),
S Thailand

Type locality: 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 7627 
CommentCharacteristic features. This species is characterized by the combination of the following measurements, scala- tion and pattern characters (after Cox 1991; Tillack et al. 2004; pers. observ.): TL up to 1,500 mm; a rather thin Boiga; 1 loreal; 1 – 2 preoculars, reaching the upper surface of the head, usually in contact with the frontal; 2 postoculars; 2 anterior and 2 – 3 posterior temporals; 8–9 supralabials (3–5 or 4–6 in contact with the eye); 11–12 infralabials; DSF 19–21 : 21–23 : 15–17; ver- tebral scales enlarged; 237 – 267 ventrals; cloacal scale usually undivided; 140 – 166 divided subcaudals; dorsal ground colouration is reddish-brown with a series of ir- regular black blotches throughout and a series of thin light lines on the vertebral ridge; lower body sides with light dots with black bases, which often intrude onto the ventral edges; the head is brown with a pattern of white-edged black spots [from ZIEGLER et al. 2010]. 
References
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Brongersma, L. D. 1947. On the identity of Maticora intermedia Westermann and Dipsadoides decipiens Annandale. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Akademie van Wetenschappen Proceedings 50 (4): 1-8
  • 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.
  • Dring J C M 1979. Amphibians and reptiles from northern Trengganu, Malaysia, with descriptions of two new geckos: Cnemaspis and Cyrtodactylus. Bulletin of the British Museum (NATURAL HISTORY) ZOOLOGY 34 (5): 181-241 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Frith,C.B. 1977. A survey of the snakes of Phuket island and adjacent mainland areas of peninsular Thailand. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. (Bangkok) 26: 263-316
  • Groen,J. 2008. Het Boiga-genus. Lacerta 66 (1-3): 64-79 - get paper here
  • Kopstein, F. 1938. Ein Beitrag zur Eierkunde und zur Fortpflanzung der Malaiischen Reptilien. Bull. Raffl. Mus. No 14: 81-167
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • ONN, CHAN KIN; L. LEE. GRISMER, DIONYSIUS S. SHARMA, DAICUS BELABUT, and NORHAYATI AHMA 2009. New herpetofaunal records for Perlis State Park and adjacent areas. Malayan Nature Journal 61 (4): 255 - 262
  • Orlov, Nikolai L. and Sergei A. Ryabov 2002. A new species of the genus Boiga (Serpentes, Colubridae, Colubrinae) from Tanahjampea Island and description of "black form" of Boiga cynodon Complex from Sumatra (Indonesia). Russ. J. Herpetol. 9 (1): 33-56 - get paper here
  • Orlov, Nikolai L.; Sergei V. Kudryavtzev; Sergei A. Ryabov, and Oleg V. Shumakov 2003. A NEW SPECIES OF GENUS Boiga (SERPENTES: COLUBRIDAE: COLUBRINAE) AND COLOR ATLAS OF BOIGAS FROM BENGKULU PROVINCE (SUMATRA, INDONESIA). Russ. J. Herpetol. 10 (1): 31-52 - get paper here
  • Ramadhan, Gilang; Djoko T. Iskandar and Dadang R. Subasri. 2010. New Species of Cat Snake (Serpentes: Colubridae) Morphologically Similar to Boiga cynodon from the Nusa Tenggara Islands, Indonesia. Asian Herpetological Research 1 (1): 22-30 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
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  • Teo, R.C.H. & Rajathurai, S. 1997. Mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the Nature Reserves of Singapore - diversity, abundance and distribution. Proc. Nature Reserves Survey Seminar. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 49: 353-425
  • 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
  • Tillack, F.; Ziegler, T. & Le Khac Quyet 2004. Eine neue Art der Gattung Boiga FITZINGER 1826 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae) aus dem zentralen Vietnam. Sauria 26 (4): 3-13 - get paper here
  • Tweedie, M.W.F. 1950. Notes on Malayan reptiles, No.2. Bull. Raffl. Mus. No 23: 191-199
  • 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.
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Nikolai L. Orlov, Thomas T. Giang, Nguyen Quang Truong, Nguyen Thien Tao, Le Khac Quyet, Nguyen Vu Khoi and Vu Ngoc Thanh 2010. New records of cat snakes, Boiga Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata, Serpentes, Colubridae), from Vietnam, inclusive of an extended diagnosis of Boiga bourreti Tillack, Le & Ziegler, 2004. Zoosyst. Evol. 86 (2): 263–274
 
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