Oligodon hamptoni BOULENGER, 1918
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon hamptoni?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||Hampton's Kukri Snake|
|Synonym||Oligodon hamptoni BOULENGER 1918|
Oligodon hamptoni — SMITH 1943: 235
Oligodon hamptoni — DOWLING & JENNER 1988
Oligodon hamptoni — DAVID & VOGEL 2012
|Distribution||Myanmar [= Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing), 300-1500 m elevation [fide WALLACH, pers. comm.]|
Type locality: "Mogok, Upper Burma." [= Mogok, southeastern Sagaing Division, northern Myanmar, 22˚55'N, 96˚30'E, 300 m] Map legend:
- Type locality.
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52, a 540 male (H. Hampton).|
|Comment||Description: A broad yellow vertebral stripe, from the nape to the end of the tail, between a pair of reddish-brown, black-edged dorsal stripes of about the same width; sides bluish-grey, with two narrower dark brown stripes, the lower interrupted; head dark brown, with yellowish, crescentic markings, namely, one across the snout, another on the top of the head, and two oblique ones behind which are interrupted on the mid-line; belly red, with black bars occupying a whole ventral shield or interrupted and alternating; lower surface of tail uniform red [from SMITH 1943].|
Size: TL 59 cm, tail 7.5 cm.