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Dendrelaphis kopsteini VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN, 2007

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Kopstein’s Bronzeback Snake 
SynonymDendrelaphis kopsteini VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN 2007
Ahaetulla formosa — TAYLOR 1965: 814 (non Dendrophis formosus BOIE 1827)
Dendrelaphis formosus — FLOWER 1897: 883
Dendrelaphis formosus — TWEEDIE 1983: 63, 154, (plate 4)
Dendrelaphis formosus — LIM & LEE 1989: 53
Dendrelaphis formosus — VOGEL 1990: 10
Dendrelaphis formosus — LIM & LIM 1992: 64
Dendrelaphis formosus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 337 (Abb. 246)
Dendrelaphis formosus — ZIEGLER & VOGEL 1999: 206
Dendrelaphis formosus — PAUWELS et al. 2000: 141
Dendrelaphis formosus — NUTPHAND 2001: 148
Dendrophis formosa — FRITH 1977: 278 (?)
Dendrelaphis formosus — FLOWER 1899: 605, 660 (part.; non Dendrophis formosus BOIE, 1827)
Dendrelaphis formosus — INGER & VORIS 2001: 889 (non D. formosus BOIE, 1827)
Dendrelaphis formosus — ISKANDAR & COLIJN 2002: 53 (non D. formosus BOIE, 1827)
Dendrelaphis kopsteini — LIVIGNI 2013: 396
Dendrelaphis kopsteini — WALLACH et al. 2014: 218 
DistributionThailand, W Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: “fleuve Endau, état de Johore”, Endau
river, State of Johore, Federation of Malaysia.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1962.1052, adult female (figs. 9–12). Collected by Pierre Pfeffer, unknown date. Paratypes in MNHN, QSMI, ZMH, RMNH, ZSM 
CommentSynonymy after VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN 2007.

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: arboreal 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Felix Kopstein (1893-1939). 
References
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