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Liopeltis tricolor (SCHLEGEL, 1837)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Malayan Ringneck
G: Dreifarbige Halsbandnatter 
SynonymHerpetodryas tricolor SCHLEGEL 1837: 187
Liopeltis tricolor — FITZINGER 1843
Cyclophis tricolor — GÜNTHER 1858
Phragmitophis tricolor — GÜNTHER 1862
Cyclophis tricolor — STOLICZKA 1873: 122
Ablabes tricolor — BOULENGER 1890
Gongylosoma tricolor — SWORDER 1922
Ablabes tricolor — LIDTH DE JEUDE 1922: 246
Ablabes baliodeiroides — BLEEKER 1858
Liopeltis tricolor — HENDRICKSON 1966: 67
Liopeltis tricolor — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 360
Liopeltis tricolor — COX et al. 1998: 56
Liopeltis tricolor — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Liopeltis tricolor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 386 
DistributionIndonesia (Pulau We, Borneo),
Indonesia (Bangka, Java, Nias, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra, We);
Brunei Darussalam;
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia, Pulau Tioman);
Philippines (including Bubuan,Palawan);
Thailand, Vietnam  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.5.37 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentType species: Herpetodryas tricolor SCHLEGEL 1837: 187 is the type species of the genus Liopeltis FITZINGER 1843.

Illustration: in CHAN-ARD et al. 2015, although the drawings of Gongylosoma longicauda and Liopeltis tricolor have been mixed up (fide PAUWELS & GRISMER 2015). 
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