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Oligodon propinquus JAN, 1862

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Bleeker's Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon propinquus JAN 1862
Oligodon propinquus — DAVID & VOGEL 2012
Oligodon propinquus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 492 
DistributionIndonesia (Java)

Type locality: "Giava" [= Java, W Indonesia].  
TypesHolotype: ZMH 4432 (formerly ZMH 132 or 192) 
CommentSynonymy: WAGNER (30 July 2002, pers. comm.) synonymized Oligodon propinquus with Oligodon waandersi based on an examination of the types. The locality of propinquus ["Java"] is most certainly incorrect. 
  • DAVID, PATRICK & GERNOT VOGEL 2012. A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Pulau Nias, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3201: 58–68
  • Jan, G. 1862. Enumerazione sistematico delle specie d'ofidi del gruppo Calamaridae. Arch. Zool., Anat. Fisiol., 2: 1-76. - get paper here
  • 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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