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Oligodon octolineatus (SCHNEIDER, 1801)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: (Eight-) Striped Kukri Snake, Grace's Kukri Snake
G: Achtstreifen-Kukrinatter 
SynonymElaps octo-lineatus SCHNEIDER 1801: 299
Coluber octolineatus - SHAW 1802
Coronella octolineata - BOIE 1827
Simotes octolineatus - DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 634
Simotes octolineatus — BOULENGER 1885: 389
Simotes octolineatus var. A - LAMPE 1902
Holarchus octolineatus - BARBOUR 1912
Oligodon octolineatus - WALL 1923
Oligodon octolineatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 369
Oligodon octolineatus — TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010 
DistributionBrunei Darussalam;
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia)
Singapore Islands,
Indonesia (Nias, Sumatra, Riau Archipelago, Bangka, Billiton, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi ?),
Philippine Islands (?)

Type locality: Borneo; “Java” by neotype designation. 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.
 
Typesholotype: ZMB
Neotype: ZMB 2099 (designated by TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010) 
CommentGaulke (1996) allocates Oligodon specimens form Sibutu to O. meyerinkii but notes the similarity in coloration with O. octolineatus.

The latest record of this species from Sulawesi is from DE ROOIJ, 1917. DE LANG & VOGEL (2005) thus consider this species as doubtful for this island. Synonymy mostly after TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010. 
References
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1885. A list of reptiles and batrachians from the Island of Nias. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 16: 388-389 - get paper here
  • 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
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • de Lang, R. & G. Vogel 2005. The snakes of Sulawesi. A field guide to the land snakes of Sulawesi with identification keys. Frankfurter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 25, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 312 pp.
  • Filippi, F. de 1840. Catalogo Raggionato e Descrittivo ... Serpenti del Museo dell’ I. R. Universitá de Pavia. Bibliot. Ital. 99: 163-187, 306-343
  • Gaulke, Maren 1996. Die Herpetofauna von Sibutu Island (Philippinen), unter Berücksichtigung zoogeographischer und ökologischer Aspekte Senckenbergiana Biologica 75 (1/2): 45-56
  • Green, Marc D.; Nikolai L. Orlov and Robert W. Murphy 2010. Toward a Phylogeny of the Kukri Snakes, Genus Oligodon. Asian Herpetological Research 1 (1): 1-21 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1865. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 12. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - 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.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Schneider, JOHANN GOTTLOB 1801. Historiae Amphibiorum naturalis et literariae. Fasciculus secundus continens Crocodilos, Scincos, Chamaesauras, Boas. Pseudoboas, Elapes, Angues. Amphisbaenas et Caecilias. Frommani, Jena. 374 pp.
  • Teo, R.C.H. & Rajathurai, S. 1997. Mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the Nature Reserves of Singapore - diversity, abundance and distribution. Proc. Nature Reserves Survey Seminar. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 49: 353-425
  • Tillack, Frank 2008. Oligodon rhombifer WERNER, 1924, A JUNIOR SYNONYM OF Oligodon ancorus (GIRARD, 1857) (REPTILIA: SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE). Russian Journal of Herpetology 15 (2): 122-128 - get paper here
  • Tillack, Frank and Rainer Günther 2010. Revision of the Species of Oligodon from Sumatra and Adjacent Islands, with Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Oligodon subcarinatus (Günther, 1872) and Oligodon annulifer (Boulenger, 1893) from Borneo (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (4): 265-294 [2009] - get paper here
  • van Rooijen, Johan and Myriam van Rooijen. 2007. The land snakes of the Santubong Peninsula, Sarawak, Borneo: A preliminary list of species with natural history notes. Russian Journal of Herpetology 14 (1):27-38 - get paper here
 
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