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Oligodon perkinsi (TAYLOR, 1925)

IUCN Red List - Oligodon perkinsi - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesPerkin's Short-headed Snake 
SynonymHolarchus perkinsi TAYLOR 1925
Oligodon perkinsi — LEVITON 1963: 476
Oligodon perkinsi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 491 
DistributionPhilippines (Culion Islands)

Type locality: at Culion, Culion island.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 25725. Originally EHT, No. 1164. 
CommentNot listed by BROWN & ALCALA 1970, Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 38 (6): 105-130. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, Granville A. Perkins. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Taylor, E.H. 1944. Present location of certain herpetological and other type specimens. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 30 (1): 117-187. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1925. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippines, IV. Philippine J. Sci. 26: 97-111
  • 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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