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Lycodon davidi VOGEL, NGUYEN, KINGSADA & ZIEGLER, 2012

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: David’s Wolf Snake
G: Davids Wolfszahnnatter
Vietnamese: Rắn khuyết da-vid 
SynonymLycodon davidi VOGEL, NGUYEN, KINGSADA & ZIEGLER 2012
Lycodon davidi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 393 
DistributionLaos (Vientiane)

Type locality: Nam Cave 268 m elevation, near Ban Muang Song, Vang Vieng District, Vientiane Province, Laos  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2011.7, male (ventral tail base dissected), (Figs 1–3, 5, 6), collected by Truong Quang Nguyen and Phouthone Kingsada on 6 May 2010. 
CommentHabitat: evergreen karst forest, possibly in caves as the type specimen was found at the entrance of a karst cave. 
EtymologyThis species is named in honour of our friend and colleague Patrick David (MNHN, Paris, France), for his outstanding contributions to the reptile fauna of the Oriental Region. 
References
  • NEANG, THY; TIMO HARTMANN, SEIHA HUN, NICHOLAS J. SOUTER & NEIL M. FUREY 2014. A new species of wolf snake (Colubridae: Lycodon Fitzinger, 1826) from Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia. Zootaxa 3814 (1): 068–080
  • Vogel, G., T. Q. Nguyen, P. Kingsada & T. Ziegler 2012. A new species of the genus Lycodon BOIE, 1826 from Laos (Squamata: Colubridae). North-Western Journal of Zoology, 8: 344-352 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Ziegler, T & Nguyen, QT 2015. Neues von den Forschungs- und Naturschutzprojekten in Vietnam und Laos Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 2015 (2): 79-
 
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