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Oligodon lacroixi ANGEL & BOURRET, 1933

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Lacroix Kukri Snake
Chinese: 圆斑小头蛇 
SynonymOligodon lacroixi ANGEL & BOURRET 1933
Opisthotropis Lacroixi ANGEL & BOURRET 1933
Oligodon lacroixi — SMITH 1943: 236
Oligodon lacroixi — PAUWELS et al. 2002
Oligodon lacroixi — DAVID & VOGEL 2012
Oligodon lacroixi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 499
Oligodon lacroixi — NGUYEN et al. 2020 
DistributionN Vietnam,
China (Yunnan, Sichuan)

Type locality: Chapa, Tonkin (= Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, N Vietnam)  
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 1933.0001; paralectotype: MNHN-RA 1994.1365 (formerly MNHN-RA 1933.0001A) 
  • Angel,F. & BOURRET,R. 1933. Sur une pe tite collection de serpents du Tonkin. Descriptions d'espèce nouvelles. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 58: 129-140
  • 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 & THOMAS ZIEGLER 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
  • Deng Qixian, Wang Shizhao Wu Guangju 1994. A NEW RECORD OF SNAKES IN SICHUAN PROVINCE - THE DISCOVERY OF OLIGODON LACROIXI ANGEL ET BOURRET. Journal of China West Normal University(Natural Sciences) 1994-02 - get paper here
  • Ebert, M. 2016. Erstnachzucht der Lacroix-Kukri-Natter (Oligodon lacroixi). Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (5): 62-69 - get paper here
  • He X R; Yang D T 1979. A new record of Chinese snake from Yunnan. ACTA ZOOTAXONOMICA SINICA 4 (1): 97
  • 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 HN, Tran BV, Nguyen LH, Neang T, Yushchenko PV, Poyarkov NA. 2020. A new species of Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 from the Langbian Plateau, southern Vietnam, with additional information on Oligodon annamensis Leviton, 1953 (Squamata: Colubridae). PeerJ 8: e8332 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Orlov, Nikolai L.; Sergei A. Ryabov, Tao Thien Nguyen, and Truong Quang Nguyen 2010. Rediscovery and Redescription of Two Rare Snake Species: Oligodon lacroixi Angel et Bourret, 1933 and Maculophis bellus chapaensis (Bourret, 1934) [Squamata: Ophidia: Colubridae] from Fansipan Mountains, Northern Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (4): 310-322 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G., Wallach, V., David, P. & Chanhome, L. 2002. A New Species of Oligodon (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Southern Peninsular Thailand. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University, 2 (2): 7-18 - 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.
  • VASSILIEVA, ANNA B.; PETER GEISSLER, EDUARD A. GALOYAN, NIKOLAY Jr A. POYARKOV, ROBERT WAYNE VAN DEVENDER, WOLFGANG BÖHME 2013. A new species of Kukri Snake (Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826; Squamata: Colubridae) from the Cat Tien National Park, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3702 (3): 233–246 - 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.
  • Zhao, E.M. 2006. The snakes of China [in Chinese]. Hefei, China, Anhui Sience & Technology Publ. House, Vol. I, 372 pp., Vol. II (color plates), 280 pp.
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