Oligodon booliati LEONG & GRISMER, 2004
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon booliati?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Synonym||Oligodon booliati LEONG & GRISMER 2004ƒ|
|Distribution||West Malaysia (Pulau Tioman)|
Type locality: primary forest along the Tekek-Juara trail, ca. 150 m elevation., Pulau Tioman (Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia).
|Types||Holotype: ZRC.2.5153, adult female, collected on the night of 16 July, 2001, at 2130 hrs by T. M. Leong and K. M. Crane.|
Paratypes: (1) BPBM 13933, subadult male, collected on 17 April 1962 by J. R. Hendrickson, at Ulu Lalang, ca. 700 m elevation and (2) ZMB 64446, adult female, collected in May 2001 by W. Grossmann and C. Scafer on the top of the Tekek-Juara Trail at 300 m elevation.
|Comment||Known only from a few specimens.|
Diagnosis. - 6-7 upper labials, 2nd and 3 rd or 3rd and 4th touching eye, 7 lower labials, 17 mid-body scales, 143-153 ventrals, 54-60 subcaudals. Loreals present. Head scales without distinct patterns. No distinct stripe running through eye. In life, body deep maroon red dor- sally and along flanks, salmon pink on the ventrals and subcaudals. Ventrals without dark spots. Indistinct dark brown transverse bars (19-22) on body, starting from nape and fading increasingly towards tail. Thin, dark brown stripes on anterior sides of 5th and 6th upper labi- als, immediately posterior to eye.
|Etymology||Etymology. named in honor of Lim Boo Liat, of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Peninsular Malaysia), whose contributions to our better understanding of Malaysia's natural history dates back to the 1950's.|