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Dendrelaphis walli VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN, 2011

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymDendrelaphis walli VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN 2011
Dendrelaphis gorei — WALL 1921 (part.)
Dendrelaphis walli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 222 
DistributionMyanmar (southern lowlands)

Type locality: Chin State: Mindat township, Mindat District, 21° 26 43.5 N, 94 00 24.0 E, 3582 ft  
TypesHolotype: CAS 234880, collected by A.K. Shein and T. Nyo, 23 Aug 2005. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A species of Dendrelaphis, characterized by the combination of: 1) 13 dorsal scale rows at midbody; 2) strongly enlarged vertebral scales; 3) 203–213 ventrals; 4) 145–163 subcaudals; 5) 8 supralabials; 6) supralabials 4 and 5 bordering the eye; 7) 2 anterior temporals in the majority of specimens; 8) a short sublabial that touches 2 infralabials; 9) an undivided anal shield; 10) a black pos- tocular stripe that covers the majority of the temporal re- gion and extends onto the neck; 11) black, oblique bars on the neck region; 12) a pale ventrolateral line, not bor- dered by black lines.
CommentBehavior: diurnal 
EtymologyThis species is dedicated to Major Frank Wall (1868–1950), in recognition of his outstanding work on the genus Dendrelaphis. See Smith 1951 for biographical notes. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Smith, M. 1951. Frank Wall, 1868-1950. Copeia 1951 (2): 113-114 - get paper here
  • Vogel, Gernot & Johan van Rooijen 2011. Description of a new species of the genus Dendrelaphis Boulenger, 1890 from Myanmar (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 17-24 - 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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