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Lycodon cavernicolus GRISMER, QUAH, ANUAR M.S., MuiN, WOOD & NOR, 2014

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGua Wang Burma Wolf Snake 
SynonymLycodon cavernicolus GRISMER, QUAH, ANUAR M.S., MuiN, WOOD & NOR 2014 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia (Perlis)

Type locality: Gua Wang Burma, Perlis State Park, Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia (6°41.594N 100°11.400E at 175 m elevation). Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 9985, adult female, collected on 12 March 2011 by Evan S.H. Quah and Shahrul Anuar M.S.
Paratype. Juvenile male (LSUHC 10500) has the same data as the holotype except for being collected on 23 May 2010. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet “cavernicolus” is an adjective derived from the Latin caverna meaning “cave” and the Latin cola meaning “dweller of” and refers to this species being a cave-dweller. 
References
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; EVAN S.H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR M.S,, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, PERRY L. WOOD, JR & SITI AZIZAH MOHD NOR 2014. A diminutive new species of cave-dwelling Wolf Snake (Colubridae: Lycodon Boie, 1826) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3815 (1): 051–067
 
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