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Dendrelaphis biloreatus WALL, 1908

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Gore's Bronzeback
Chinese: 喜山过树蛇 
SynonymDendrelaphis biloreatus WALL 1908
Dendrophis gorei WALL 1910
Ahaetulla gorei — SMITH 1943: 246
Dendrelaphis gorei TIAN & JIANG 1986
Dendrelaphis gorei — MCDOWELL & JENNER 1988
Dendrelaphis gorei — DAS & CHATURVEDI 1998
Dendrelaphis gorei — DAS 1996: 55
Dendrelaphis biloreatus — VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN 2011
Dendrelaphis biloreatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 215 
DistributionIndia (Darjeeling, Assam,Arunachal Pradesh (Chimpu - Papum Pare district) [A. Captain, pers. comm.] ), Myanmar (= Burma), Vietnam ?, China (Xizang = Tibet)

Type locality: “Sadiya on the Bramaputra, 70 odd miles
north-east of Dibrugarh, Assam” [= Sadiya, Assam
State, NE India, 27°50’N, 95°40’E, elevation 125 m].  
TypesHolotype: unknown (G. Vogel, pers. comm., 17 Jan 2014)
Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.10.30 [gorei] 
CommentSynonymy: SMITH 1943 synonymized D. biloreatus with D. gorei, an unjustified act as gorei is a junior synonym to biloreatus.

gorei: Type locality: “Jaipur (Namsang)” [in Assam, NE India]

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018) 
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