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Cyclocorus lineatus (REINHARDT, 1843)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, incertae sedis, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesCyclocorus lineatus lineatus (REINHARDT 1843)
Cyclocorus lineatus alcalai LEVITON 1967 
Common NamesReinhardt's Lined Snake 
SynonymLycodon lineatus REINHARDT 1843: 241
Cyclocorus lineatus — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 386
Cyclocorus lineatus — BOULENGER 1893: 327
Cyclocorus lineatus — LEVITON 1967
Cyclocorus lineatus lineatus — MCLEOD et al. 2011
Cyclocorus lineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 202

Cyclocorus lineatus alcalai LEVITON 1967
Cyclocorus lineatus alcalai — GAULKE 2011: 268
Cyclocorus lineatus alcalai — GAULKE 2013
Cyclocorus lineatus alcalai — SUPSUP et al. 2016 
DistributionPhilippines (Lubang, Luzon, Mindoro, Polillo)

alcalai: Negros, Cebu, Panay; type locality: ridge on the north side of the Maite River, 5 km west of Valencia.  
TypesHolotype: ZMUC 60489
Holotype: CAS 101587 [alcalai] 
Commenttype species: Lycodon lineatus REINHARDT 1843 is the type species of the genus Cyclocorus DUMÉRIL 1853.

Distribution: see map in LEVITON 1967.

Definition (genus): maxillary teeth 16 to 21, the anterior three to seven increasing in size posteriorly, the last two very large and fanglike, followed by a short diastema and 12 to 15 small teeth; maxillary bone bent inwards anteriorly; head slightly distinct from neck; eye small, pupil round ; body cylindrical; scales in 17 longitudinal rows at midbody, smooth, without apical pits; ventrals rounded ; subcaudals unpaired ; hypapophyses present throughout dorsal vertebrae; hemipenes elongate, narrow, un- forked; sulcus spermaticus unforked (from LEVITON 1967).

Diagnosis (lineatus): Usually two anterior temporals; eight upper labials, three of which border eye; ventrals: males 142 to 157, females 146 to 163; subcaudals: males 52 to 59, females 42 to 48; tail length/standard length ratio: males 0.337 [0.295 to 0.371], females 0.226 [0.196 to 0.262]; white spots present on lateral edge of ventrals; venter with many dark usually triangularly-shaped blotches.

Diagnosis (alcalai): Usually two anterior temporals; eight upper labials, three of which border eye; ventrals: males 142 to 153, females 144 to 159; subcaudals : males 42 to 53, females 33 to 44; tail length/ standard length ratio : males 0.259 [0.235 to 0.296], females 0.197 [0.152 to 0.223]; very small white spots present on outer lateral edges of ventrals ; venter with dark, triangularly-shaped blotches, especially well developed along lateral edges of ventral shields. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Ferner, John W.; Sison, Rogelio V.; Gonzales, Pedro C.; Kennedy, Robert S. 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of the Zambales Mountains of Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines. Herpetological Natural History 4 (1): 1-22
  • Brown; Rafe; Cameron Siler, Carl Oliveros, Luke Welton, Ashley Rock, John Swab, Merlijn Van Weerd, Jonah van Beijnen, Dominic Rodriguez, Edmund Jose, Arvin Diesmos 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VIII: the herpetofauna of Cagayan and Isabela Provinces, northern Sierra Madre Mou ntain Range. ZooKeys 266 (2013) Special Issue: 1-120<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.266.3982 - get paper here
  • DEVAN-SONG, Anne and Rafe M. BROWN 2012. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VI: The Herpetofauna of the Subic Bay Area. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (1): 1–20 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M. 2011. The herpetofauna of Panay Island, Philippines. Edition Chimaira, 390 pp.
  • Gaulke, M. 2013. Abenteuerurlaub auf den Philippinen. Reptilia (Münster) 18 (100): 114-125 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E. 1967. Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes, IX. The snakes of the genus Cyclocorus. Philippine J. Sci. 94 (4): 519-533 [1965] - get paper here
  • MCLEOD, David S.; Cameron D. SILER, Arvin C. DIESMOS, Mae L. DIESMOS, Vhon S. GARCIA, Angela O. ARKONCEO, Kelvin L. BALAQUIT, Charlene C. UY, Mariden M. VILLASERAN, Earle C. YARRA, Rafe M. BROWN 2011. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island, V: The Herpetofauna of Angat Dam Watershed, Bulacan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (4): 177–198 - get paper here
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  • Siler, C.D.; L.J. Welton; J.M. Siler; J. Brown; A. Bucol; A.C. Diesmos; R. Brown. 2011. Amphibians and Reptiles, Luzon Island, Aurora Province and Aurora Memorial National Park, Northern Philippines: New island distribution records. Check List 7 (2):182-195 - get paper here
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