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Lycodon osmanhilli TAYLOR, 1950

IUCN Red List - Lycodon osmanhilli - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesColombo Wolf Snake 
SynonymLycodon osmanhilli TAYLOR 1950: 562
Lycodon osmanhilli — DAS 1996: 57
Lycodon osmanhilli — SILVA 2009: 82
Lycodon osmanhilli — KARUNARATHNA & AMARASINGHE 2011 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Colombo, Ceylon Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: KU (= KUMNH) 24141 
CommentSynonymy: Maybe a subspecies or variant of Lycodon aulicus (see LANZA 1999 for discussion). Listed as synonym of L. aulicus by WALLACH et al. 2014: 391. 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the type, W.C. Osman Hill. 
References
  • Jayaneththi, Hareschandra Bandula 2015. Vertebrate fauna of Morankanda-Mukalana secondary forest patch in Sri Lanka: A checklist reported from 2004-2008 survey. RUHUNA JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 6: 21- 41
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan; D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (02): 69-76
  • 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
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; H.K. Dushantha Kandambi, Catriona R. Hendry, Vishan Pushpamal, Frank T. Burbrink, Ruchira Somaweera 2013. Genus-level phylogeny of snakes reveals the origins of species richness in Sri Lanka. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66 (3): 969-978 - get paper here
  • RODRIGO, R.K.; U.K.G.K. PADMALAL, C.N.B. BAMBARADENIYA, V.A.M.P.K SAMARAWICKRAMA, N. PERERA, M.S.J. PERERA, T.N. PERIES 2006. COMPARISON OF HERPETOFAUNAL DIVERSITY IN THREE WETLAND IN HABITATS THE SOUTH-EAST COAST OF SRI LANKA. Wildlanka 1 (1): - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1950. The snakes of Ceylon. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (14): 519-603 - get paper here
 
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