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Oligodon meyerinkii (STEINDACHNER, 1891)

IUCN Red List - Oligodon meyerinkii - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymSimotes meyerinkii STEINDACHNER 1891
Oligodon meyerinkii — LEVITON 1963: 471
Oligodon meyerinkii — MALKMUS et al. 2002 
DistributionPhilippine Islands (Sulu Archipelago; Bongao, Jolo, Papahang, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi),
Malaysia (Borneo: Sabah)

Type locality: Sulu-Inseln Map legend:
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.
TypesSyntype: NMW 25828 
CommentBOULEGNER (1892) suggests that Simotes meyerinkii is a “variety” of Simotes octolineatus (= Oligodon octolineatus).

Distribution: The occurrence of O. meyerinkii on Borneo requires confirmation according to MALKMUS et al. (2002). 
EtymologyEtymology: named after the collector, Mr. Meyeringk. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1892. On newly-discoverded East African chameleons, with remarks on some other reptiles described by Dr. Steindachner. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 9: 72. - get paper here
  • Gaulke M 1993. Zur Taxonomie und Biologie von Oligodon meyerinkii (Steindachner, 1891). Sauria 15 (3): 3-6 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M. 1994. Contribution to the snake fauna of the Sulu Archipelago, with the description of a new subspecies of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (GRAY, 1834). The Herpetological Journal 4 (4): 136-144.
  • Leviton,A.E. 1963. Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes. I. The snakes of the genus Oligodon. Philippine J. Sci. 91 (4): 459-484 [1962] - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Steindachner, F. 1891. Über einige neue und seltene Reptilien- und Amphibienarten. Sitzungsb. Ber. Kais. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Abt.1, 100 (6): 289-313, 2 plates - get paper here
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