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Oligodon melanozonatus WALL, 1922

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Chinese: 黑带小头蛇 
SynonymOligodon melanozonatus WALL 1922
Oligodon melanozonotus [sic] — SMITH 1943: 213
Oligodon melanozonatus — DAS 1996: 58
Oligodon melanozonatus — ZHAO 2006: 231
Oligodon melanozonatus — DAVID et al. 2011
Oligodon melanozonatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 499 
DistributionIndia (Arunachal Pradesh), China (Xizang = Tibet)

Type locality: ‘Upper Rotung Valley, Abor Hills, Assam frontier, at about 2000 feet elevation’ (in Arunachal Pradesh, north-eastern India).  
TypesSyntype: ZSI 16799 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Wall,F. 1922. A new snake from the Northern frontier of Assam. Records of the Indian Museum 24: 29-30 - 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.
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