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Coronella brachyura (GÜNTHER, 1866)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Indian Smooth Snake
G: Indische Glattnatter 
SynonymZamenis brachyurus GÜNTHER 1866: 27
Coronella brachyura — BOULENGER 1890
Coronella brachyura — SMITH 1943: 195
Wallophis brachyurus — WELCH
Coronella brachyurus — DAS 1996: 55
Coronella brachyura — SHARMA 2004
Coronella brachyura — WALLACH et al. 2014: 186 
DistributionIndia (Maharashtra, S Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh)

Type locality: “Poona” [= Pune, Maharashtra] 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.
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.1.24 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSynonymy: Wallophis was revived in a non-peer reviewed journal (Litteratura Serpentium), without adequate justification (by Ken Welch) and is thus not recognized here. 
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1866. Fifth account of new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3) 18: 24-29 - get paper here
  • INGLE, M. & A. SARSAVAN 2011. A new Locality Record of Coronella brachyura (GÜNTHER, 1866) (Serpentes, Colubridae, Colubrinae) from Madhya Pradesh, India, with Notes on its Distribution and Natural History. Sauria, Berlin 33 (2): 59-61 - get paper here
  • MISTRY, V.K 2005. Ein neuer Fundort von Coronella brachyura (GÜNTHER, 1866) (Serpentes, Colubridae, Colubrinae) - einer endemischen Schlange aus Indien, mit Anmerkungen zu deren Verbreitung. Sauria 27 (3): 29-31 - get paper here
  • Patel, H., Vyas, R. & Tank, S.K., 2015. On the distribution, taxonomy, and natural history of the Indian Smooth Snake, Coronella brachyura (Günther, 1866). Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 9(2): 120-125 - get paper here
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Vyas, R. & Patel, S.S. 2007. New distributional records of the endemic snake Coronella brachyura (GÜNTHER 1866) (Serpentes, Colubridae, Colubrinae) from Gujarat State, India [in German and English]. Sauria 29 (3): 47-50 - 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.
  • Whitaker, Romulus<br />and Ashok Captain 2004. Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp., reprinted 2007 - get paper here
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