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Lycodon bibonius OTA & ROSS, 1994

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOta's Wolf Snake 
SynonymLycodon bibonius OTA & ROSS 1994
Lycodon bibonius — WALLACH et al. 2014: 391 
DistributionPhilippines (Camiguin Island)

Type locality: Camiguin Island (18°55'N, 121°55'E), Babuyan Island Group; ca. 1.5 km E of Mambit, elevation 70 m.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: PNM 2044, a juvenile female; captured 21 May 1989 by R. I. Crombie and H. Ota.
Paratypes. USNM 319283-319285, a juvenile male and two juvenile females from Mambit, alt. 5 m; captured 19 May 1989; CAS 188163, a juvenile female, and USNM 319286, a juvenile male, both from the same locality as holotype; captured 19 and 22 May 1989, respectively. All captured by H. Ota and R. I. Crombie. 
Diagnosis 
CommentLycodon bibonius is distinct from other Lycodon species in the Philippines in having 22-25 and 16-21 pale bands on the body and tail, respectively 
Etymology 
References
  • Gaulke, M. 2002. A new species of Lycodon from Panay Island, Philippines (Reptilia, Serpentes, Colubridae). Spixiana 25 (1): 85-92 - get paper here
  • Lanza,B. 1999. A new species of Lycodon from the Philippines, with a key to the genus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Tropical Zoology 12: 89-104 - get paper here
  • Ota H. Ross C A. 1994. Four new species of Lycodon (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the northern Philippines. Copeia 1994 (1): 159-174. - get paper here
  • Siler, C. D., Oliveros, C. H., Santanen, A., Brown, R. M. 2013. Multilocus phylogeny reveals unexpected diversification patterns in Asian wolf snakes (genus Lycodon). Zoologica Scripta 42: 262–277 - 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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