Oligodon kampucheaensis NEANG, GRISMER & DALTRY, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon kampucheaensis?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Synonym||Oligodon kampucheaensis NEANG, GRISMER & DALTRY 2012|
|Distribution||Cambodia (Pursat: Cardamom Mountains)|
Type locality: Chruk Prul stream at N 12°11’55.1”, E 103°03’35.3”, 330 m above sea level in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, Pursat Province, southwest Cambodia. Map legend:
- 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. CBC 01464; adult male collected by Thy Neang, Seiha Hun and Moeun Meang on 27 January 2011.|
|Comment||Diagnosis. Oligodon kampucheaensis sp. nov. is distinguished from all of its congeners by the following com- bination of characters: MT 11; frontal and prefrontal separated; 1/1 anterior and 2/2 posterior TP; SL 8/8, 4th and 5th contacting orbit; InL 8/8; TL/SVL 0.178; DSR 15–15–15; VS 164; SC 39; anal plate undivided; deep bifurcated hemipenes, lacking papillae and spines, extending to SC 11; 17 transverse cream, black-edged bands that do not encircle body and three cream, black-edged bands on tail; no dorsal stripes, blotches or reticulated black crossbars on body; eight or nine scales long between crossbands, except for seven scales long between 5th and 6th and 10 scales long between 11th and 12th crossband; white ventrolateral spots on lateral margins of every dark brown squar- ish or subrectangular ventral blotch. For differential comparisons with congeners, see NEANG et al. 2012.|
Etymology. The specific epithet is in reference to the country Kampuchea (Cambodia) in which the type locality is located and to which this species is presumed to be endemic.