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Dendrelaphis inornatus BOULENGER, 1897

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLesser Sundas Bronzeback (inornatus: Western ..., timoriensis: Eastern ...) 
SynonymDendrelaphis inornatus BOULENGER 1897: 507
Dendrelaphis inornatus timorensis SMITH 1927
Dendrophis boiga timorensis — MEISE & HENNIG 1932
Dendrelaphis pictus inornatus — MEISE& HENNING 1932
Dendrophis boiga inornatus — MEISE & HENNIG 1932
Dendrelaphis inornatus — HOW et al. 1996
Dendrelaphis inornatus intermedius — HOW et al. 1996
Dendrelaphis inornatus — WALLACH et al. 2014
Dendrelaphis inornatus timorensis — O’SHEA et al. 2015 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumba, Komodo, Timor), Timor-Leste

inornatus: Sumbawa, Sumba, Sawu, Flores, Lembata, Komodo; Type locality: “Sumba and Savu” [Lesser Sunda Islands, S Indonesia]. Restricted to Sumba fide Meise & Hennig (1932: 287).

timorensis: Timor, Alor, Roti, Semau, Pantar, Wetar  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.1.23.22-25 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSynonymy partly after STEJNEGER 1933.

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: arboreal 
References
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1897. List of the reptiles and batrachians collected by Mr. Alfred Everett in Lombok, Flores, Sumba and Saru, with descriptions of new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 19: 503-509 - 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.
  • How R A. Schmitt L H. Maharadatunkamsi. 1996. Geographical variation in the genus Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) within the islands of south-eastern Indonesia. Journal of Zoology 238 (2): 351- 363.
  • How, R. A.; Kitchner, D. J. 1997. Biogeography of Indonesian snakes. Journal of Biogeography 24 (725-735):
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Mumpuni 2002. The herpetological type specimens in the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense Collection. Hamadryad 27 (1):123-135 - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2012. Snakes of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 349 pp.
  • Lotze, H. U. 1973. Die Schlangen der Erimonlssia in den Kykladen (Griechenland) Salamandra 9 (2): 58-70 - get paper here
  • Meise,Wilhelm & HENNIG,Willi 1932. Die Schlangengattung Dendrophis. Zool. Anz. 99 (11/12): 273-297
  • Mertens, R. 1930. Die Amphibien und Reptilien der Inseln Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa und Flores. Senck. Naturf. Gesell., Frankfurt am Main, Abhandl. 42(3): 117-344.
  • Mertens, R., 1927. Neue Amphibien und Reptilien aus dem Indo-Australischen Archipel, gesammelt während der Sunda-Expedition Rensch. Senckenbergiana 9: 234-242
  • O’SHEA, Mark; Caitlin SANCHEZ, Andrew KATHRINER, Sven MECKE, Venancio LOPES CARVALHO, Agivedo VARELA RIBEIRO, Zito AFRANIO SOARES, Luis LEMOS DE ARAUJO and Hinrich KAISER 2015. Herpetological Diversity of Timor-Leste: Updates and a Review of Species Distributions. Asian Herpetological Research 6 (2): 73–131
  • Smith, M. A., 1927. Contribution to the herpetology of the Indo-Australian Region. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1: 199-225.
  • 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.
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1933. The ophidian generic names Ahaetulla and Dendrophis. Copeia 1933 (4): 199-203 - 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.
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
  • Zug, George R. and Hinrich Kaiser 2014. A new species of four-toed skink (Squamata: Scincidae: Carlia peronii species group) from Pulau Sukur, Indonesia, and biogeographic notes on the herpetofauna of Flores and Komodo. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126 (4): 379-392, doi: 10.2988/0006-324X-126.4.379 - get paper here
 
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