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Oligodon eberhardti PELLEGRIN, 1910

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesEberhardt’s Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon Herberti var. Eberhardti PELLEGRIN 1910: 30
Oligodon eberhardti — POPE 1935
Macrocalamus wongii FAN 1931
Rhynchocalamus eberhardti
Oligodon eberhardti — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Oligodon eberhardti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 496 
DistributionVietnam, Laos, Cambodia,
China (Guangxi ?, Fujian)

Type locality: Tam Dao, Tong-king (= Vinh Phuc Province, N Vietnam) 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: MNHN 
CommentSynonymy: Oligodon eberhardti had been considered as a synonym of O. catenata (e.g. by Zhao 2006) but has been removed from the synonymy of O. catenata (e.g. by Ziegler et al. 2007).

Oligodon eberhardti is supposed to have broken vertebral stripes.

Distribution: not in Guangxi fide JIANG et al 2012. 
  • Fan, TSANG-HOW. 1931. Preliminary report of reptiles from Yashan, Kwangsi, China. Bull. Dept. Biol. Coll. Sci. Sun Yatsen Univ., Canton, 11 (4): 1-154 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; David, P.; Chimsunchart, C. & Thirakhupt, K. 2003. Reptiles of Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand: a list of species, with natural history notes, and a discussion on the biogeography at the Isthmus of Kra. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 3 (1): 23-53 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Pope, Clifford H. 1934. List of Chinese turtles, Crocodilians, and Snakes with keys. American Museum Novitates (733): 1-29 - get paper here
  • Pope, CLIFFORD H. 1935. The Reptiles of China. Turtes, Crocodilians, Snakes, Lizards. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., New York, Nat. Hist. Central Asia, 10: lii, 1-604
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • THY NEANG, 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
  • 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
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; RALF HENDRIX, VU NGOC THANH, MARTINA VOGT, BERNHARD FORSTER & DANG NGOC KIEN 2007. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key. Zootaxa 1493: 1-40 - get paper here
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