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Oligodon catenatus (BLYTH, 1854)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAssam Kukri Snake 
SynonymCalamaria catenata BLYTH 1854: 287
Calamaria catenata — SCLATER 1891
Oligodon herberti BOULENGER 1905 (fideSMITH 1943)
Oligodon Herberti var. Eberhardti PELLEGRIN 1910
Oligodon herberti — WALL 1923: 467
Oligodon eberhardti — POPE 1935
Macrocalamus wongii FAN 1931
Oligodon catenatus — SMITH 1940
Oligodon catenata — SMITH 1943: 232
Oligodon catenatus — DAS 1996: 58
Rhynchocalamus eberhardti
Oligodon catenata — ZHAO 2006
Oligodon catenata — DAVID et al. 2011
Oligodon catenatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 495 
DistributionIndia, Myanmar (= Burma), Vietnam, Cambodia, S China (Guangdong, Guangxi), Thailand

Type locality: Assam  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: lost (Sang et al. 2009, Smith 1943) 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: Oligodon eberhardti has been renomved from the synonymy of O. catenata.

Oligodon herberti is supposed to have solid vertebral stripe. Oligodon eberhardti is supposed to have broken vertebral stripes. 
Etymology 
References
  • Blyth, EDWARD. 1855. Notices and descriptions of various reptiles, new or little known [part 2]. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 23 (3): 287-302 [1854] - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • 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
  • GONG Shi-Ping; Markus Auer; ZHANG Ying-Yang; ZHONG Guo-Fang; ZENG Jin-Dong 2010. A New Record of Oligodon catenata in Guangdong Province,China. Chinese J. Zool. - get paper here
  • JIANG, Ke; Tianbo CHEN, Patrick DAVID, Gernot VOGEL, Mian HOU, Zhiyong YUAN, Yuanjun MENG and Jing CHE 2012. On the Occurrence of Oligodon joynsoni (Smith, 1917) in China (Squamata: Colubridae). Asian Herpetological Research 3 (4): 316–321 - 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.
  • Pellegrin,J. 1910. Description d'une variété nouvelle de l'Oligodon herberti Boulenger, Provenant du Tonkin. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 35: 30-32 - get paper here
  • Sclater,W.L. 1891. Notes on a collection of snakes in the Indian Museum, with descriptions of several new species. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal LX: 230-250 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Wall, FRANK 1923. Notes on a collection of snakes from Sinlum Kaba. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 29 (2): 466-468. - 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.
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
 
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