Oligodon annamensis LEVITON, 1953
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||Annam Kukri Snake|
|Synonym||Oligodon annamensis LEVITON 1953|
Oligodon annamensis — GREEN et al. 2010
Oligodon annamensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 483
|Distribution||Vietnam (Lam Dang, Annam)|
Type locality: Station Agricale, Blao, Haut Donai, Annam (Vietnam). Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 90408|
|Comment||Size: TL 248mm|
Identification: Body robust, subcylindrical; head short, snout blunt and rounded; loreal absent; single preocular; single postocular; supralabials 6; Supralabials III-IV contact orbit; infralabials 6; maxillary teeth 8; eye moderate; pupil rounded; dorsals smooth, lacking apical pits; midbody scale rows 13; ventrals 159-170; subcaudals 30-44, paired; anal entire. Coloration: Dorsum brown with 10 short, narrow white bars, thinly edged with black; forehead with several black-edged white blotches, including an interocular band, an interparietal bar and isolated patches on anterior snout; long oblique stripe on sides of neck; narrow light nuchal chevron; venter white, many ventrals and subcaudals covered partially or completely by quadrangular dark brown or black blotches.
Status: Not Evaluated.