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Oligodon albocinctus (CANTOR, 1839)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Light-barred Kukri Snake
G: Weissflecken-Kukrinatter 
SynonymCoronella albocincta CANTOR 1839: 50
Coronella puncticulatus GRAY 1853 (fide SMITH 1943)
Simotes punctulatus GÜNTHER 1864 (fide SMITH 1943)
Simotes amabilis GÜNTHER 1868 (fide SMITH 1943)
Simotes albocinctus — BOULENGER 1890
Simotes albocinctus — EVANS 1905
Oligodon albocinctus — WALL 1923
Oligodon albocinctus — SMITH 1943: 211
Oligodon albocincta — DAS 1996: 57
Oligodon albocinctus — DAVID et al. 2011 
DistributionNepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan,
India (Assam, Sikkim; Arunachal Pradesh (Miao – Changlang district, Chessa – Papum Pare district, Gobuk village, Yingkiong – East Siang district) [A. Captain, pers. comm.]), Myanmar (= Burma), Vietnam,
China (Xizang = Tibet, Yunnan)

Type locality: Cherrapungi, Assam, 91°42’ E, 25° 16’ N., 500 m elevation. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
TypesLectotype: color plate in the Bodleian Library, London (fide KRAMER 1977) 
Comment 
References
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  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • Cantor, T. E. 1839. Spicilegium serpentium indicorum [part 1]. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1839: 31-34 - get paper here
  • Das, Abhijit; Uttam Saikia, B. H. C. K. Murthy, Santanu Dey and Sushil K. Dutta 2009. A herpetofaunal inventory of Barail Wildlife Sanctuary and adjacent regions, Assam, north-eastern India. Hamadryad 34 (1): 117 – 134
  • DAVID, PATRICK; INDRANEIL DAS & GERNOT VOGEL 2011. On some taxonomic and nomenclatural problems in Indian species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae). Zootaxa 2799: 1–14 - get paper here
  • Dowling, H.G., & Jenner, J.V. 1988. Snakes of Burma: checklist of reported species and bibliography. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (76): 19 pp. - get paper here
  • Evans, G.H. 1905. Notes on Burmese Reptiles. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 16: 169-171 - get paper here
  • Hasan, M. K.; M. M. Feeroz, S. Ahmed, A. Ahmed & S. Saha 2013. The confirmed record of Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839) from Bangladesh. Taprobanica 5 (1): 77-80 - get paper here
  • Kästle , W., Rai, K. & Schleich, H.H. 2013. FIELD GUIDE to Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal. ARCO-Nepal e.V., 625 pp. - get paper here
  • Kramer, E. 1977. Zur Schlangenfauna Nepals. Rev. suisse Zool., 84 (3): 721-761. - get paper here
  • Lenz, Norbert 2012. Von Schmetterlingen und Donnerdrachen - Natur und Kultur in Bhutan. Karslruher Naturhefte 4, Naturkundemuseum Karslruhe, 124 pp.
  • Rahman, Shahriar Caesar;,, S.M.A. Rashid, Kanai Das, Luca Luiselli,∗ 2013. Composition and structure of a snake assemblage in an altered tropical forest-plantation mosaic in Bangladesh. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (3): 41-50
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
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  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • THY NEANG, L. LEE GRISMER & JENNIFER C. DALTRY 2012. A new species of kukri snake (Colubridae: Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826) from the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia. Zootaxa 3388: 41–55 - get paper here
  • VASSILIEVA, ANNA B.; PETER GEISSLER, EDUARD A. GALOYAN, NIKOLAY Jr A. POYARKOV, ROBERT WAYNE VAN DEV 2013. A new species of Kukri Snake (Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826; Squamata: Colubridae) from the Cat Tien National Park, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3702 (3): 233–246 - get paper here
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  • Whitaker, Romulus<br />and Ashok Captain 2004. Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp. - get paper here
 
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