Oligodon moricei DAVID, VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon moricei?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Oligodon moricei DAVID, VOGEL & VAN ROOIJEN 2008|
Oligodon moricei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 500
Type locality: “Nha-Trang, Annam”, now Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.
|Types||Holotype: MNHN 1919.0137 (adult female). Collected by Mr. Krempf. We describe this new species solely on the basis of the holotype.|
|Etymology||DAVID et al. (2008) named this species in honour of the French naval physician, traveller, ethnographer and naturalist Dr. (Jean Claude) Albert Morice (28 May 1848–18 October 1877). He was on duty in Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, during two stays in 1872–1874 and 1875–1877. Morice wrote a general account on his travels in Cochinchina, at present southern Vietnam, with a strong emphasis on the people and the area’s wildlife (Morice, 1875; reprinted and translated in 1997), various medical papers, and published the first detailed memoir on the fauna of this region (Morice, 1875).|