You are here » home advanced search search results Dendrelaphis caudolineatus

Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (GRAY, 1834)

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus?

Add your own observation of
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Gray Bronzeback, Striped Bronzeback
G: Gestreifte Bronzenatter 
SynonymAhaetulla caudolineata GRAY in GRAY & HARDWICKE 1834
Leptophis caudalineatus CANTOR 1847
Dendrophis sex lineata in DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854
Dendrophis octo-lineata DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 201
Dendrophis octolineatus - BLEEKER 1858
Dendrophis caudilineata [sic] — STOLICZKA 1870: 194
Dendrophis caudolineatus - STOLICZKA 1873
Dendrophis caudolineata - GÜNTHER 1858
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus - BOULENGER 1890
Dendrophis effrenis WERNER 1909
Dendrophis caudolineatus — WALL 1921: 218
Dendrophis effrenis — WALL 1921: 219 (see comment)
Dendrophis effrenis — WALL 1921: 152
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus — BOULENGER 1894: 85
Dendrelaphis modestus — BOULENGER 1894: 91
Dendrophis caudolineatus caudolineatus - MEISE & HENNIG 1932
Ahaetulla caudolineata — SMITH 1943
Ahaetulla caudolineata caudolineata - HAAS 1950
Ahaetulla caudolineata — TWEEDIE 1950
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus caudolineatus - LEVITON 1968
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus caudolineatus — GAULKE 1999
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 336
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus — COX et al. 1998: 70
Dendrelaphis caudolineata — SHARMA 2004
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus — VAN ROOIJEN & VOGEL 2012
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 216 
DistributionWest Malaysia (incl. Pulau Pangkor), Thailand, Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo)

Type locality: Malay Peninsula (designated by Meise & Hennig 1932)

effrenis: Sri Lanka; Type locality: Colombo, Ceylon.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesType: Location unknown, (not in BMNH fide Lang in litt.) (fide V. Wallach, pers. comm.)
Holotype: ZMH [effrenis] 
CommentSubspecies: most subspecies have been elevated to full species by VAN ROOIJEN & VOGEL 2012.

Type species: Ahaetulla caudolineata GRAY 1834 is the type species of the genus Dendrelaphis BOULENGER 1890: 339.

Synonymy: Ahaetulla caudolineolata (GÜNTHER 1869) is a separate species (cited by SMITH 1943: 247 and others). WALL (1921) states that Dendrophis effrenis may be an aberrant species of D. caudolineatus. Kaiser et al. 2013 rejected the subgeneric names Downieea Hoser 2012, Macmillanus Hoser 2012, Charlespiersonserpens Hoser 2012 invalid and rejected its use instead of Dendrelaphis.

Description. A species of the Dendrelaphis caudolineatus group, characterized by the combination of 1) black longitudinal stripes along the entire length of the body, 8 stripes at midbody; 2) a pale ventrolateral stripe along the entire length of the body; 3) a black postocular stripe is absent, rarely rudimentary; 4) 171–180 ventrals (males), 171–185 ventrals (females); 5) 101–113 subcaudals; 6) relative tail-length 0.250–0.280; 7) 4–7 temporal scales on each side; 8) 9–11 infralabials on each side; 9) 3–5 scales touching the posterior borders of the parietal scales; 10) maximum total length males 98.5 cm, females 141.5 cm [from VAN ROOIJEN & VOGEL 2012].

Sexual dimorphism. On average, males have 174 ventral scales and 104 subcaudals whereas females have 178 ventral scales and 108 subcaudals (F = 9.4; df = 1; p = 0.01, F = 9.4; df = 1; p = 0.01). Females grow larger than males (see description) [VAN ROOIJEN & VOGEL 2012].

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: arboreal

Distribution: Not in India fide I. Das (pers. comm., 22 Dec 2011). A record from Micronesia (Saipan) is actually Dendrelaphis philippinensis. 
References
  • Auliya, M. 2006. Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 432 pp. - get paper here
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Bong Heang, Kiew 1987. An annotated checklist of the herpetofauna of Ulu Endau, Johore, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 41 (2-3): 413-423.
  • Bonke, R. & Böhme, W. 2007. Fragen zur Feilandökologie des Sunda-Gavials, Tomistoma schlegelii (MÜLLER 1838) im Tanjung Puting-Nationalpark, Zentralkalimantan (Indonesien). Elaphe 15 (2): 41-46
  • 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
  • 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
  • Buden, Donald W.; Kevin de Queiroz, Johan Van Rooijen, Derek W. Stinson, Gary J. Wiles, and Sabrino Robert 2014. New Information and Reappraisals Concerning Some Alien and Indigenous Snake Records from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Mariana Islands. Pacific Science Apr 2014, Vol. 68, No. 2: 287-293. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ferner, John W., Rafe M. Brown, Rogelio V. Sison and Robert S. Kennedy 2000. The amphibians and reptiles of Panay Island, Philippines. Asiatic Herpetological Research 9: 1-37 - get paper here
  • Gaulke M. 1999. Die Herpetofauna von Calauit Island (Calamianes-Inseln, Provinz Palawan, Philippinen) (Amphibia et Reptilia). Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 21 (19)
  • Gaulke, M. 1994. Contribution to the snake fauna of the Sulu Archipelago, with the description of a new subspecies of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (GRAY, 1834). The Herpetological Journal 4 (4): 136-144.
  • Gaulke, M. 2001. Die Herpetofauna von Sibaliw (Panay), einem der letzten Tieflandregenwaldgebiete der West-Visayas, Philippinen. Teil II: Schlangen. Herpetofauna 23 (131): 23-34 - get paper here
  • Gray. J. E. 1834. Illustrations of Indian Zoology, chiefly selected from the collection of Major - General Hardwicke. Vol. 2. London (1833-1834): 263 pp., 95 plates - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 239 pp.
  • Grossmann,W. & Tillack,F. 2001. Bemerkungen zur Herpetofauna des Khao Lak, Phang Nga, thailändische Halbinsel. Teil III: Ergebnisse der Jahre 1999 und 2000. Sauria 23 (3): 21-34 - get paper here
  • Hien,P. Grossmann,W. & Schäfer, C. 2001. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der landbewohnenden Reptilienfauna von Pulau Tioman, West-Malaysia. Sauria 23 (4): 11-28 - get paper here
  • Hoser, R.T. 2012. Divisions of the Asian colubrid snake genera Xenochrophis, Dendrelaphis and Boiga (Serpentes: Colubridae). Australasian J. Herpetol. 12:65–76 - get paper here
  • Kaiser, H.; Crother, B.I.; Kelly, C.M.R.; Luiselli, L.; O’Shea, M.; Ota, H.; Passos, P.; Schleip, W.D. & Wüster, W. 2013. Best Practices: In the 21st Century, Taxonomic Decisions in Herpetology are Acceptable Only When Supported by a Body of Evidence and Published via Peer-Review. Herpetological Review 44 (1): 8-23
  • Lang, R. de & G. Vogel 2005. The snakes of Sulawesi. A field guide to the land snakes of Sulawesi with identification keys. Frankfurter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 25, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 312 pp.
  • Leviton,A.E. 1970. Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes, XII. The Philippine snakes of the genus Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Philippine J. Sci. 97 (4): 371-396 - get paper here
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1922. Snakes from Sumatra. Zoologische Mededelingen 6: 239-253. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Meise,Wilhelm & HENNIG,Willi 1932. Die Schlangengattung Dendrophis. Zool. Anz. 99 (11/12): 273-297
  • Onn, Chan Kin; J. van Rooijen, L. Lee Grismer, Daicus Belabut,, Mohd. Abdul Muin Md. Akil, Hamidi Jamaludin, Rick Gregory, and Norhayati Ahmad 2010. FIRST REPORT ON THE HERPETOFAUNA OF PULAU PANGKOR, PERAK, MALAYSIA. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (2): 139 – 146 - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. 2009. Estimating the snake species richness of the Santubong Peninsula (Borneo) in two different ways. Contributions to Zoology 78 (4): 141-147
  • Rooijen, J. van & Myriam van Rooijen. 2007. The land snakes of the Santubong Peninsula, Sarawak, Borneo: A preliminary list of species with natural history notes. Russ. J. Herpetol. 14 (1):27-38 - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van & Rooijen, M. van 2004. Einige Beobachtungen zur terrestrischen Schlangenfauna auf der Halbinsel Santubong, Sarawak, Ost-Malaysia. Sauria 26 (4): 19-28 - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van & van Rooijen, M. 2002. Einige Ergänzungen, Berichtigungen und neue Beobachtungen zur Herpetofauna von Pulau Tioman, West-Malaysia. Sauria 24 (3): 3-12 [erratum in 24 (4): 34] - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van & Vogel, G. 2008. A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Java, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56 (1): 189-197 - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van & Vogel, G. 2008. Contributions to a review of the Dendrelaphis pictus complex (Serpentes: Colubridae) – 1. Description of a sympatric species. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 101-115 - get paper here
  • ROOIJEN, JOHAN VAN & GERNOT VOGEL 2012. A revision of the taxonomy of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (Gray, 1834) (Serpentes: Colubridae). Zootaxa 3272: 1–25
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Smith, Brian E. 1993. Notes on a collection of squamate reptiles from eastern Mindanao, Philippine Islands part 2: Serpentes. Asiatic Herpetological Research 5: 96-102 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Stoliczka, F. 1870. Observations on some Indian and Malayan Amphibia and Reptilia. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 134-228. - get paper here
  • Stoliczka,F. 1873. Notes on some species of Malayan Amphibia and reptilia. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 42: 111-126 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - 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
  • Tweedie, M.W.F. 1950. Notes on Malayan reptiles, No.2. Bull. Raffl. Mus. No 23: 191-199
  • Vogel, G. & J. VAN ROOIJEN 2007. A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 1394: 25-45 - get paper here
  • Wall, FRANK 1921. Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon. Colombo Mus. (H. R. Cottle, govt. printer), Colombo. xxii, 581 pages - 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.
  • WICKRAMASINGHE, L.J. MENDIS 2016. A new canopy-dwelling species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Sinharaja, World Heritage Site, Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 4162 (3): 504–518
  • Wood, Perry L.; Hinrich Kaiser; Stephany<br />Looper; Timothy M. Youmans; Jesse L.<br />Grismer and L. Lee Grismer 2004. A first report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Besar, Johor, West Malaysia. Hamadryad 28 (1&2): 106-109 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T. & G. VOGEL 1999. On the knowledge and specific status of Dendrelaphis ngansonensis (BOURRET, 1935) (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 6 (3): 199-208 - get paper here
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Dendrelaphis&species=caudolineatus

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator