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Dendrelaphis ashoki VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN, 2011

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesAshok’s bronzeback tree snake 
SynonymDendrelaphis ashoki VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN 2011
Dendrelaphis ashoki — WALLACH et al. 2014: 215 
DistributionIndia (Kerala)

Type Locality.—Anamalais, India.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 17222, (adult female); coll. R. H. Beddome date unknown. 
CommentBehavior: diurnal 
EtymologyThis species is named in honor of Ashok Captain (Pune, India), for his outstanding contributions to the knowledge of the snake fauna of India. “Ashok was always very helpful, and his fine photographs delight the whole herpetological community” [from VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN 2011]. 
  • Aengals, R.; V.M. Sathish Kumar & Muhamed Jafer Palot 2013. Updated Checklist of Indian Reptiles.
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • CHANDRAMOULI, S.R. & S.R. GANESH 2012. Neue Nachweise von Bronzenattern (Serpentes: Colubridae: Dendrelaphis) aus den zentralen Western Ghats Indiens und ein überarbeiteter Schlüssel zu den südindischen Formen. Sauria 34 (2): 59-62 - get paper here
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Vogel, Gernot and Johan van Rooijen 2011. Contributions to a Review of the Dendrelaphis pictus (Gmelin, 1789) Complex (Serpentes: Colubridae)—3. The Indian Forms, with the Description of a New Species from the Western Ghats. Journal of Herpetology 45 (1): 100-110. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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