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Oligodon hamptoni BOULENGER, 1918

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHampton's Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon hamptoni BOULENGER 1918
Oligodon hamptoni — SMITH 1943: 235
Oligodon hamptoni — DOWLING & JENNER 1988
Oligodon hamptoni — DAVID & VOGEL 2012 
DistributionMyanmar [= 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 - Type locality.
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: BMNH 1946.1.1.71, a 540 male (H. Hampton). 
CommentDescription: 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. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1918. Description of a new snake of the genus Oligodon from Upper Burma. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1918: 9-10 - get paper here
  • DAVID, PATRICK & GERNOT VOGEL 2012. A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Pulau Nias, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3201: 58–68
  • DAVID, PATRICK; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, KE JIANG, TIANBO CHEN, ALEXANDRE TEYNIÉ & THO 2012. A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from northern Vietnam, southern China and central Laos. Zootaxa 3498: 45–62 - 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
  • 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.
 
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