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Dendrelaphis marenae VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN, 2008

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMaren’s Bronzeback 
SynonymDendrelaphis marenae VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN 2008
Dendrelaphis marenae — GAULKE 2011: 276
Dendrelaphis marenae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 218 
DistributionPhilippines [Balabac, Bantayan, Basilan, Bohol, Busuanga, Calauit (GAULKE 1999), Camiguin, Candaraman, Catanduanes (ROSS &GONZALES 1992), Cebu, Culion, Kalotkot, Leyte, Luzon, Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Polillo, Samar, Siquijor, Siargao (ROSS & LAZELL 1990), Sulu-Archipel (Bongao), Panay], Indonesia (Sulawesi).

Type locality: Province Albay, island of Luzon, Philippines.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1994.059, Coll. MONTAMO-RAY, date 1880. 
CommentDiagnosis – Aspecies of Dendrelaphis, characterized by the combination of: (1) vertebral scales enlarged, equal to or larger than the dorsals of the first row; (2) 159-191 ventrals; (3) 136-167 divided subcaudals; (4) 15 dorsal scale rows at midbody; (5) anal shield divided; (6) 1 loreal scale; (7) 2 or 3 supralabials touching the eye; (8) 9 (rarely 10) supralabials; (9) a long first sublabial that touches 4 infralabials on average (range: 2-5); (10) 4 to 8 temporals; (11) 2 (rarely 1 or 3) postoculars; (12) maximum total length 131.0 cm; (13) very long tail, TAIL/TL0.33-0.39; (14) a broad postocular stripe that starts on the postnasal or eye, covers the majority of the temporal region and extends onto the neck; (15) the presence of a light ventrolateral stripe and (16) black lines bordering the ventrolateral stripe absent or rudimentary.

contributions to the knowledge of the herpetology of the Philippines. She collected some of the paratypes and several other specimens used in this study.

Distribution: not on Panay (M. Gaulke, pers. comm., 26 Dec 2012).

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: arboreal 
EtymologyEtymology– This species is named in honour of Dr. Maren GAULKE, for her  
References
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Brown; Rafe; Cameron Siler, Carl Oliveros, Luke Welton, Ashley Rock, John Swab, Merlijn Van Weerd, Jonah van Beijnen, Dominic Rodriguez, Edmund Jose, Arvin Diesmos 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VIII: the herpetofauna of Cagayan and Isabela Provinces, northern Sierra Madre Mou ntain Range. ZooKeys 266 (2013) Special Issue: 1-120<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.266.3982 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Gaulke, M. 2011. The herpetofauna of Panay Island, Philippines. Edition Chimaira, 390 pp.
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Sanguila MB, Cobb KA, Siler CD, Diesmos AC, Alcala AC, Brown RM 2016. The amphibians and reptiles of Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, II: the herpetofauna of northeast Mindanao and adjacent islands. ZooKeys 624: 1–132, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.624.9814
  • Supsup, Christian E.; Faith M. Guinto, Bernard R. Redoblado, Rai S. Gomez 2017. Amphibians and reptiles from the Mt. Hamiguitan Range of eastern Mindanao Island, Philippines: new distribution records Check List 13 (3): 2121 - get paper here
  • SUPSUP, Christian E.; Nevong M. PUNA, Augusto A. ASIS, Bernard R. REDOBLADO, Maria Fatima G. PANAGUINIT, Faith M. GUINTO, Edmund B. RICO, Arvin C. DIESMOS, Rafe M. BROWN and Neil Aldrin D. MALLARI 2016. Amphibians and Reptiles of Cebu, Philippines: The Poorly Understood Herpetofauna of an Island with Very Little Remaining Natural Habitat Asian Herpetological Research 2016, 7(3): 151–179 DOI: 10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150049 - get paper here
  • Vogel, Gernot and Johan van Rooijen. 2008. Contributions to a review of the Dendrelaphis pictus (Gmelin, 1789) complex - 2. the eastern forms. Herpetozoa 21 (1/2): 3-29 - 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.
 
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