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Oligodon nikhili WHITAKER & DATTATRI, 1982

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesNikhil's Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon nikhili WHITAKER & DATTATRI 1982
Oligodon nikhili — DAS 1996: 58
Oligodon nikhili — WHITAKER & CAPTAIN 2004
Oligodon nikhilii ? — KANAGAVEL 2013 
DistributionS India (Kerala), elevation 966 m.

Type locality: Kodaikanal, Palni Hills  
TypesType: BMNH 1982.1358 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentThe identity of the species found by KANAGAVEL 2013 is not clear as no specimen was collected. 
References
  • 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 & THO 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
  • Kanagavel, Arun 2013. The second ever record of Nikhil’s Kukri Oligodon nikhilii (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)? Range extension? Reptile Rap (15): 40 - get paper here
  • Whitaker R; Dattatri S 1982. A new species of Oligodon from the Palni Hills, south India (Serpentes: Colubridae). J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 79 (3): 630-631
  • Whitaker, Romulus<br />and Ashok Captain 2004. Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp. - get paper here
 
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