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Lepturophis albofuscus (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Dark Wolf Snake
G: Dunkle Wolfszahnnatter 
SynonymSphecodes albo-fuscus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 394
Sphecodes albo-fuscus DUMÉRIL 1853 (nom. nud., generic name not latinized)
Sphecodes albofuscus - BLEEKER 1858
Ophites albofuscus - GÜNTHER 1858
Ophites albofuscus — BOULENGER 1885: 389
Lycodon albofuscus - BOULENGER 1893: 357
Lepturophis borneensis BOULENGER 1900: 183
Lepturophis borneensis — GRANDISON 1972: 87
Lepturophis borneensis — GRANDISON 1978
Lycodon albofuscus — MANTHEY 1983
Lepturophis albofuscus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 359
Lepturophis borneensis — COX et al. 1998: 64
Lepturophis albofuscus — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 169
Lycodon albofuscus — LANZA 1999
Lepturophis albofuscus — HIEN et al. 2001
Lepturophis albofuscus — GRISMER et al. 2002
Lycodon albofuscus — DAS & YAAKOB 2007
Lycodon albofuscus — DAS 2012
Lepturophis albofuscus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 370 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra, Nias); Thailand (Narathiwat, Satun, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Yala),
Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, Borneo), Pulau Tioman.

Type locality: Sumatra

borneensis: Indonesia (Nias, Sumatra, Borneo);
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia; Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Pahang, Jahore); S Thailand; Type locality: Sarawak. Emended to Kuching, Sarawak by de Rooij 1917). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN, now lost fide Iskandar & Colijn, 2001: 65 
CommentJuveniles have white bands on the black body while adults are completely black.

Type species: Sphecodes albo-fuscus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 394 is the type species of the genus Lepturophis BOULENGER 1900.

Synonymy: Dryocalamus is currently (2017) nested within Lycodon (e.g. see pylogenetic tree in Wostl et al. 2017), hence the Philippine Lycodon must be moved to a new genus or Lepturophis synonymized with Lycodon. 
References
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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
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