Oligodon saintgironsi DAVID, VOGEL & PAUWELS, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon saintgironsi?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Oligodon saintgironsi DAVID, VOGEL & PAUWELS 2008|
Oligodon saintgironsi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 502
|Distribution||S Vietnam (Dong Nai Province), Cambodia|
Type locality: “Arboretum de Trang Bôm”, now Arboretum of Bien Hoa, Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam
|Types||Holotype: MNHN 1974.1264 (adult male). Deposited by Sergeant Poilane, no date but probably collected around 1930–40.|
Paratypes. MNHN 1877.0050 (formerly MNHN 5236) (adult male), “Cambodge”, Cambodia. Deposited by Mr. Harmand; MNHN 1974.1272 (adult female), “Institut de Recherches agronomiques, Saïgon”, now in Ho Chi Minh City. Deposited by Sergeant Poilane, no date.
|Etymology||This species is named in honour of Dr. Hubert Saint Girons (1926–2000), noted French histologist and herpetologist, formerly in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, in the Paris University and in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. This name is a genitive based on the author’s last name. Although a specialist of European vipers, H. Saint Girons conducted research in Cambodia (a. o., Saint Girons, 1972) and was the first recent author to recognize the validity of Oligodon ocellatus (Morice, 1875) for Indochinese populations with 19 dorsal scale rows, and the synonymy of O. analepticos with this taxon.|
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