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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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  
TypesHolotype: lost (Sang et al. 2009, Smith 1943) 
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. 
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  • 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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