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Liopeltis philippinus (BOETTGER, 1897)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesPhilippine Liopeltine Snake 
SynonymAblabes philippinus BOETTGER 1897: 164
Liopeltis philippinus — WALLACH 2003 (pers. comm.)
Liopeltis philippinus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 385 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan, Calamian Islands, Busuanga, Culion)

Type locality: Inseln Culion (Calamianes) und Samar.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 19318 (formerly 8281,2a) 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in the Philippine Islands. 
  • Boettger, O. 1897. Neue Reptilien und Batrachier von den Philippinen. Zool. Anz. 20: 161-166. - get paper here
  • Brown, Walter C.; Alcala, Angel C. 1970. The zoogeography of the herpetofauna of the Philippine Islands, a fringing archipelago. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 38 (6): 105-130 - get paper here
  • Gaulke M. 1999. Die Herpetofauna von Calauit Island (Calamianes-Inseln, Provinz Palawan, Philippinen) (Amphibia et Reptilia). Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 21 (19)
  • 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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