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Oligodon forbesi (BOULENGER, 1883)

IUCN Red List - Oligodon forbesi - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common NamesForbes' Kukri Snake 
SynonymSimotes forbesi BOULENGER 1883
Oligodon forbesi — HOW AND KITCHENER 1997 
DistributionIndonesia (Tanimbar Islands, Damar, Babar Islands)

Type locality: "Timor Laut Islands" (= Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia). 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.
TypesSyntypes (2), BMNH 1946.1.3.98 and 1946.1.3.99, both females, one is 305 mm, (H.O. Forbes). 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1883. Report on a collection of reptiles and batrachians from the Timor Laut Islands, formed by Mr. H. O. Forbes. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1883: 386-388 - get paper here
  • How, R. A.; Kitchner, D. J. 1997. Biogeography of Indonesian snakes Journal of Biogeography 24 (725-735):
  • Tillack, Frank 2008. Oligodon rhombifer WERNER, 1924, A JUNIOR SYNONYM OF Oligodon ancorus (GIRARD, 1857) (REPTILIA: SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE). Russian Journal of Herpetology 15 (2): 122-128 - get paper here
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