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Oligodon annamensis LEVITON, 1953

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesAnnam Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon annamensis LEVITON 1953
Oligodon annamensis — GREEN et al. 2010
Oligodon annamensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 483 
DistributionVietnam (Lam Dang, Annam), Cambodia

Type locality: Station Agricale, Blao, Haut Donai, Annam (Vietnam).  
TypesHolotype: USNM 90408 
DiagnosisIdentification: 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. 
CommentStatus: Not Evaluated. 
  • Das, I. 2010. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Southeast Asia. New Holland, London. 376 pp. [book review in Sauria 33 (3): 51, and Russ. J. Herp. 18: 325] - get paper here
  • Green, Marc D.; Nikolai L. Orlov and Robert W. Murphy 2010. Toward a Phylogeny of the Kukri Snakes, Genus Oligodon. Asian Herpetological Research 1 (1): 1-21 - get paper here
  • Leviton A. E. 1960. Notes on the second specimen of the snake Oligodon annamensis Leviton. Wasmann Journal of Biology 18: 305–307 - get paper here
  • Leviton, Alan E. 1953. A new snake of the genus Oligodon from Annam. J. Washington Acad. Sci. 43 (12): 422-424 - get paper here
  • Neang, Thy and Seiha Hun. 2013. First record of Oligodon annamensis Leviton, 1953 (Squamata: Colubridae) from the Cardamom Mountains of southwest Cambodia. Herpetology Notes 6: 271-273. - get paper here
  • NEANG, THY; 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
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • VASSILIEVA, ANNA B.; PETER GEISSLER, EDUARD A. GALOYAN, NIKOLAY Jr A. POYARKOV, ROBERT WAYNE VAN DEVENDER, WOLFGANG BÖHME 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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