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Oligodon juglandifer (WALL, 1909)

IUCN Red List - Oligodon juglandifer - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Walnut Kukri Snake 
SynonymSimotes albocinctus var. juglandifer WALL 1909: 349
Oligodon juglandifer — SMITH 1943: 207
Oligodon juglandifer — DAS 1996: 58
Oligodon juglandifer — DAVID et al. 2011
Oligodon juglandifer — WALLACH et al. 2014: 498 
DistributionNE India (Darjeeling, West Bengal), Bhutan

Type locality: "neighbourhood of Darjeeling, about the Railway between the foot hills and Tindharia, i.e. at an altitude between about 500 and 2,800 feet" [= Tindharia, Darjeeling Distr., ext. N West Bengal State, NE India, 26°51'N, 88°20'E, elevation 150-850 m]  
TypesHolotype: BNHS = BNHM 210 
  • DAVID, PATRICK; INDRANEIL DAS & GERNOT VOGEL 2011. On some taxonomic and nomenclatural problems in Indian species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae). Zootaxa 2799: 1–14 - get paper here
  • NEANG, THY; 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
  • NGUYEN, SANG NGOC; VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, SON HONG LE, ROBERT W. MURPHY 2016. A new species of kukri snake (Squamata: Colubridae: Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826) from Con Dao Islands, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 4139 (2): 261–273 - get paper here
  • Sapkota, S. & Sharma, V. 2017. Geographic Distribution: Oligodon juglandifer (Walnut Kukri Snake). Herpetological Review 48 (3): 590. - get paper here
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • 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.
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • Wall,F. 1909. Notes on snakes from the neighbourhood of Darjeeling. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 19: 337-357 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wangyal, Jigme Tshelthrim 2019. The status of herpetofauna of Bhutan. District Forest Office, District Administration, Trashigang, Bhutan, 20-39 - get paper here
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