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Dendrelaphis macrops (GÜNTHER, 1877)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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  
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 
  • 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 50 (3): 476-485 [2016] - 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 (given as 1878 on title page but published in 1877) - 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
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
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