Oligodon cattienensis VASSILIEVA, GEISSLER, GALOYAN, POYARKOV Jr, VAN DEVENDER & BÖHME, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon cattienensis?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Oligodon cattienensis VASSILIEVA, GEISSLER, GALOYAN, POYARKOV Jr, VAN DEVENDER & BÖHME 2013|
Oligodon cinereus — GEISSLER et al. 2011 (non O. cinereus GÜNTHER 1864)
Oligodon cattienensis — KWET 2014 (in error)
|Distribution||S Vietnam (Dong Nai Province)|
Type locality: environs of Ben Cu forest station, Nam Cat Tien sector, Cat Tien National Park, Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam (11°26' 03" N, 107° 25' 42" E, 130 m elevation),
|Types||Holotype: ZMMU R–13865 (field ID ZMMU NAP–02281), adult male, collected by Anna B. Vassilieva on 20 January 2011.|
Paratypes. ZMMU R–13815 (field ID ZMMU NAP–02165), adult male (roadkill) from type locality: Nam Cat Tien sector, Cat Tien National Park, Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam (11°25' 43" N, 107° 25' 38" E, 148 m a.s.l.) collected on 13 March 2012 by Eduard A. Galoyan; ZMMU R–13815 (field ID ZMMU NAP–02189), subadult female from type locality (11°27' 03" N, 107° 21' 52" E, 167 m a.s.l.) collected on 04 April 2012 by Eduard A. Galoyan; ZMMU R–13866 (field ID ZMMU NAP–02240), adult male from type locality (11°26' 23" N, 107°25' 33" E; 143 m a.s.l.), collected on 17 December 2012 by Anna B. Vassilieva; ZMMU R–11473, juvenile of undetermined gender from type locality, collected on 16 March 2003 by Vladimir V. Bobrov (preliminarily identified as Oligodon sp.); ZFMK 88921 (preliminarily identified as O. cinereus (Geissler et al. 2011), juvenile of unknown gender, from type locality (11°25' 43" N, 107° 25' 38" E, 148 m a.s.l.) collected by Robert Wayne Van Devender on 27 May 2009.
|Comment||Variation: this is quite a variable species with brownish, greyish, or even greenish base color. See Figure 4 in VASSILIEVA et al. 2013.|
|Etymology||The new species is named after its type locality, the Cat Tien National Park. Established in 1978, and covering about 72.000 hectares, CTNP is one of the most important areas for the conservation of biodiversity of the lowland forests in southern Indochina.|
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