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Chrysopelea pelias (LINNAEUS, 1758)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Twin-barred Tree Snake, Banded Flying Snake
G: Rote Schmuckbaumnatter, Gebänderte Schmuckbaumnatter 
SynonymColuber Pelias LINNAEUS 1758: 224
Chrysochlora pelias — ANDERSSON 1899: 34 (lapsus calami pro Chrysopelea)
Chrysopelea pelias — SMITH 1930
Chrysopelea erythrochloris SCHLEGEL 1826 (nomen nudum)
Dendrophis ornata (nec Coluber ornatus SHAW) SCHLEGEL 1837
Chrysopelea hasseltii BLEEKER (1860
Chrysopelea erythrochloris — BLEEKER 1860
Chrysopelea erythromelas BOIE 1827 (nomen nudum)
Chrysopelea pelias (LINNAEUS) MERTENS 1968
Dendrophis chrysochloros SCHLEGEL 1837
Chrysopelea chrysochlora — BOULENGER 1896
Chrysopelea ornata Var. GÜNTHER 1864
Leptophis ornatus — CANTOR 1847 (nec Coluber ornatus SHAW 1802)
Chrysopelea ornata Var. — GÜNTHER 1864: 299
Chrysopelea chrysochlora — MALKMUS 1985
Chrysopelea pelias — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 334
Chrysopelea pelias — COX et al. 1998: 66
Chrysopelea pelias — SCHMIDT 2012
Chrysopelea pelias — WALLACH et al. 2014: 168 
DistributionPenang Island, Pulau Tioman,
Indonesia (Bangka, Java, Mentawai Archipelago, Nako, Natuna Archipelago, Nias, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra, Borneo);
Brunei Darussalam;
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia); Myanmar (Burma)
Singapore; Thailand

Type locality: “Indiis” (in error) 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: NRM 83 
Commenterroneously reported from India. 
References
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  • 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
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - 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.
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Lim, K.K.P. & Ng, H.H. 1999. The terrestrial herpetofauna of Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. No. 6: 131-155 - get paper here
  • Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiæ. 10th Edition: 824 pp. - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Malkmus,R. 1985. Amphibien und Reptilien vom Mount Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo. Herpetofauna 7 (35): 6-13 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Schmidt, Dieter 2012. Giftbisse von giftigen und „harmlosen“ Schlangen. Teil 2. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 68-75 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Vogel, G. & Grossmann, W. 1993. Chrysopelea pelias (LINNAEUS). Sauria 15 (1): 2 - 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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