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Hebius nicobariense (SCLATER, 1891)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesNicobar Island Keelback 
SynonymTropidonotus nicobariensis SCLATER 1891: 241
Tropidonotus nicobaricus SCLATER 1891
Tropidonotus nicobariensis — BOULENGER 1893: 192
Tropidonotus nicobariensis — ANNANDALE 1905
Natrix nicobarensis — WALL 1910
Natrix nicobarensis [sic] — SMITH 1943: 289
Paranatrix nicobariensis — MAHENDRA 1984
Amphiesma nicobarensis — DAS 1996: 53
Amphiesma nicobariense — DAVID, VOGEL & PAUWELS 1998
Hebius nicobariense — GUO et al. 2014
Amphiesma nicobariense — WALLACH et al. 2014: 31 
DistributionIndia (Nicobar Island)

Type locality: “Camorta in the Nicobars”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 8895 
Comment 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • David P., G. Vogel & Pauwels,O. 1998. Amphiesma optatum (Hu & Djao, 1966) (Serpentes, Colubridae): an addition to the snake fauna of Vietnam, with a list of the species of the genus Amphiesma and a note on its type species. J. Taiwan Museum 51 (2): 83-92 - get paper here
  • GUO, PENG; FEI ZHU, QIN LIU, LIANG ZHANG, JIAN X. LI, YU Y. HUANG & R. ALEXANDER PYRON 2014. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3873 (4): 425–440 - get paper here
  • Mahendra B C 1984. Handbook of the snakes of India, Ceylon, Burma, Bangladesh and Pakistan. ANNALS OF ZOOLOGY (AGRA) 22 (B): i-xvi, 1-412
  • Sclater,W.L. 1891. Notes on a collection of snakes in the Indian Museum, with descriptions of several new species. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal LX: 230-250 - get paper here
  • Vijayakumar, S. P. and Patrick David 2006. Taxonomy, Natural History, and Distribution of the Snakes of the Nicobar Islands (INDIA), based on new materials and with an Emphasis on endemic species. Russ. J. Herpetol. 13 (1): 11 – 40
  • 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.
  • Ziegler, T., and Quyet, L.K. 2006. A new natricine snake of the genus Amphiesma (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from the central Truong Son, Vietnam. Zootaxa 1225:39-56 - get paper here
 
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