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Dendrelaphis macrops (GÜNTHER, 1877)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDendrophis macrops GÜNTHER, 1877: 131
Dendrophis breviceps MACLEAY, 1877
Dendrophis papuae OGILBY 1891
Dendrelaphis macrops — ROOIJEN et al. 2015: 48 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Daru Island, Numfoor Island, Duke of York Island)

Type locality: Duke of York Island, Papua New Guinea  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.23.42
Syntypes: AM R31911–13, from Mawatta, Binaturi River (as Katow), Papua New Guinea [breviceps]
Holotype: AM R1088 from Fly River, Papua New Guinea [papuae] 
CommentSynonymy: his species has previously been considered as a synonym of Dendrelaphis punctulatus (e.g. WALLACH et al. 2014: 220).

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: arboreal 
References
  • Clegg, Jonathan R. and Merlijn Jocque 2015. The Collection of Snakes Made by Benoît Mys and Jan Swerts in Northern Papua New Guinea in 1982–85 Journal of Herpetology Sep 2016, Vol. 50, No. 3: 476-485. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1877. On a collection of reptiles and fishes from Duke of York Island, New Ireland, and New Britain. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1877: 127-132 - get paper here
  • Macleay, W. 1877. The ophidians of the Chevert Expedition. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 2: 33-41. - get paper here
  • Ogilby, J.D. 1891. Descriptions of three new Papuan snakes. Rec. Austral. Mus. 1: 192—194. - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van, G. Vogel & R. Somaweera 2015. A revised taxonomy of the Australo-Papuan species of the colubrid genus Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Salamandra 51 (1): 33-56 - get paper here
 
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