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Dendrelaphis striatus (COHN, 1905)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Banded Bronzeback
G: Gebänderte Bronzenatter 
SynonymDendorophis (sic) pictus, variatio striata COHN 1905: 543
Dendrophis pictus — VOLZ 1904 (nec Coluber pictus GMELIN 1789)
Dendrophis pictus var. striata — ROOIJ 1915
Dendrophis pictus var. striata — LIDTH DE JEUDE 1922: 241
Dendrophis pictus striata — BRONGERSMA 1931
Dendrophis pictus var. striatus — MEISE & HENNIG 1932
Dendrelaphis pictus pictus, striata-phase — MERTENS 1934
Ahaetulla boiga striata — LADIGES 1939
Ahaetulla striata — TWEEDIE 1950
Dendrelaphis (striatus) — SAVAGE 1952
Ahaetulla striata — TWEEDIE 1953
Dendrelaphis striatus — GRANDISON 1978
Dendrelaphis striatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 339
Dendrelaphis striatus — COX et al. 1998: 72
Dendrelaphis striatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 221 
DistributionIndonesia (Bitang, Kalimantan, Sumatra, We, Nias);
W Malaysia (Malaya, Pulau Tioman [HR 34:264]); Borneo
S Thailand

Type locality: Asahau [= Asahan, West Sumatra]  
TypesSyntypes: UMB, a 640 mm male, and a 775 mm female (P. Cassens-Brake). 
CommentNot listed in STUEBING & INGER 1999.

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018) 
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  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Cohn, L. 1905. Schlangen aus Sumatra. Zool. Anz. 29: 540 - 548 [1906] - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - 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.
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 239 pp.
  • Grossmann, W. & Tillack, F. 2005. Pulau Tioman - Perle im Südchinesischen Meer, Teil 2. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (51): 56-64 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1922. Snakes from Sumatra. Zoologische Mededelingen 6: 239-253. - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Pauwels,O.S.G. et al. 2000. Herpetological investigations in Phang-Nga Province, southern Peninsular Thailand, with a list of reptile species and notes on their biology. Dumerilia 4 (2): 123-154 - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van & Vogel, G. 2008. A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Java, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56 (1): 189-197 - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van & Vogel, G. 2008. Contributions to a review of the Dendrelaphis pictus complex (Serpentes: Colubridae) – 1. Description of a sympatric species. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 101-115 - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B., Inger, R.F. & Lardner, B. 2014. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo, second edition. Natural history Publications (Borneo)
  • Syafiq MF, Badli-Sham BH, Grismer LL, Ahmad AB 2023. Uneven species occurrence and richness of lowland snakes (Serpentes, Squamata) in Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, with new locality records. ZooKeys 1168: 11–39
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
  • Tweedie, M.W.F. 1950. Notes on Malayan reptiles, No.2. Bull. Raffles Mus. No 23: 191-199
  • Vogel, G. 1995. Dendrelaphis striatus (Cohn) neu für die Fauna Borneos (Serpentes: Colubridae). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 71: 147-149 - get paper here
  • Vogel, G. & J. VAN ROOIJEN 2007. A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 1394: 25-45 - get paper here
  • VOGEL, GERNOT; JOHAN VAN ROOIJEN & SJON HAUSER 2012. A new species of Dendrelaphis Boulenger, 1890 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Thailand and Myanmar. Zootaxa 3392: 35–46 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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