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Oligodon annulifer (BOULENGER, 1893)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRinged Kukri Snake 
SynonymSimotes annulifer BOULENGER 1893: 524
Holarchus annulifer — BARBOUR 1912:195
Oligodon annulifer — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 373
Oligodon annulifer — TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010 
DistributionBrunei Darussalam; Malaysia (East Malaysia: Borneo: Sabah)

Type locality: Sabah, Malaysia. Map legend:
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.
 
Typesholotype: BMNH (annulifer)
holotype: RMNH (annulata)
holotype: NHMW = NMW 16048 (confluens) 
CommentO. annulifer annulata is a valid species (F. WAGNER, pers. comm.); Oligodon annulifer annulata (LIDTH DE JEUDE 1922) was synonymized with O. signatus by TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010. Synonymy mostly after TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010. 
EtymologyNamed after the diminutive form (“annul-”) of Latin “anus” = ring and the verb “fero, ferre” = carry. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Description of new reptiles and batrachians obtained in Borneo by Mr. C. Hose and Mr. A. Everett. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1893: 522-528 - get paper here
  • Das, I. 1995. Amphibians and reptiles recorded at Batu Apoi, a lowland dipterocarp forest in Brunei Darussalam. Raffles Bull. Zool. 43: 157-180
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Stuebing,R.B. & INGER,R.F. 1999. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo. Natural history Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, 254 pp. [corrections in HR 31: 124].
  • Tillack, Frank and Rainer Günther 2010. Revision of the Species of Oligodon from Sumatra and Adjacent Islands, with Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Oligodon subcarinatus (Günther, 1872) and Oligodon annulifer (Boulenger, 1893) from Borneo (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (4): 265-294 [2009] - get paper here
 
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