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Lycodon capucinus (BOIE, 1827)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Common Wolf Snake
G: Kapuzen-Wolfszahnnatter 
SynonymColuber hebe DAUDIN 1803: 385
Lycodon capucinus H. BOIE in F. BOIE 1827: 551
Lycodon hebe - SCHLEGEL 1837
Lycodon aulicus (nec Coluber aulicus LINNAEUS 1758) - CANTOR 1847
Lycodon aulicum (partim) - DUMÉRIL et al. 1854: 369
Lycodon aulicus var. D - GÜNTHER 1858
Ophites septentrionalis (nec Ophites septentrionalis GÜNTHER 1875, now Dinodon septentrionalis) - MÜLLER 1887
Lycodon aulicus capucinus - BARBOUR 1912
Lycodon aulicus var. capucinus - HAAS 1950
Lycodon capucinus - TAYLOR & EIBEL 1958
Ophites aulicus - ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Lycodon aulicus capucinus — BROWN et al. 1996
Lycodon aulicus capucinus — SUYANTO et al. 1996
Lycodon capucinus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 362
Lycodon capucinus (Lycodon aulicus) — COX et al. 1998: 62
Lycodon aulicus — LANZA 1999
Lycodon capucinus — COGGER 2000: 731
Lycodon aulicus capucinus — FERNER et al. 2001
Lycodon capucinus — DE LANG & VOGEL 2005 
DistributionAustralia (Christmas Islands),
Myanmar (= Burma), Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Laos,
SE China (from Fujian and Guangdong westward to Yunnan), Hong Kong,
India (Andaman Islands),
Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, Sumbawa, Sumba, Komodo, Flores, Lomblen, Alor, Sawu, Roti, Timor, Wetar, Babar Islands, Kalao, Salajar, Buton, Sulawesi), Timor-Leste,
West Malaysia, Johor: Pulau Besar,
Maldives, Mascarenes (Mauritius, Reunion; fide Glaw, pers. comm.),
Philippine Islands (Bantayan, Cebu, Cuyo, Leyte, Luzon Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay,
Samar)

Type locality: Java 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.
 
TypesHolotype: unknown (fide SANG et al. 2009). 
CommentThe closely related species, Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758), of which L. capucinus is often considered a subspecies or a synonym, occurs in India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We follow David & Vogel (1996) in regarding these two forms as valid species which are sympatric throughout much of the shared part of their ranges. Not listed by GRANDISON 1977. Has been reported from the Nicobar Islands but is not listed by DAS 1999 for the Nicobar Islands.

Reproduction: oviparous. 
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