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Oligodon saintgironsi DAVID, VOGEL & PAUWELS, 2008

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymOligodon saintgironsi DAVID, VOGEL & PAUWELS 2008
Oligodon saintgironsi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 502 
DistributionS Vietnam (Dong Nai Province), Cambodia

Type locality: “Arboretum de Trang Bôm”, now Arboretum of Bien Hoa, Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: 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. 
Comment 
EtymologyThis 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. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Campden-Main, S.M. 1970. The Identity of Oligodon cyclurus (CANTOR, 1839) and Revalidation of Oligodon brevicauda (STEINDACHNER, 1867) (Serpentes: Colubridae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 82 (58): 763-765 - get paper here
  • Campden-Main, S.M. 1970. A field guide to the snakes of South Vietnam. Smithson. Instit., Wash., D.C 114 pp [reprint 1984]
  • David, P.; Vogel, G. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2008. A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Zootaxa 1939: 19–37 - get paper here
  • DAVID, PATRICK; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, KE JIANG, TIANBO CHEN, ALEXANDRE TEYNIÉ & THOMAS ZIEGLER 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
  • NEANG, THY; L. LEE GRISMER & JENNIFER C. DALTRY 2012. A new species of kukri snake (Colubridae: Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826) from the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia. Zootaxa 3388: 41–55 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, SANG NGOC; VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, SON HONG LE, ROBERT W. MURPHY 2016. A new species of kukri snake (Squamata: Colubridae: Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826) from Con Dao Islands, southern Vietnam Zootaxa 4139 (2): 261–273 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Vassilieva, Anna B.; Eduard A. Galoyan, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, and Peter Geissler 2016. A Photographic Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lowland Monsoon Forests of Southern Vietnam Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 324 pp.; ISBN 978-3-89973- 465-2
  • VASSILIEVA, ANNA B.; PETER GEISSLER, EDUARD A. GALOYAN, NIKOLAY Jr A. POYARKOV, ROBERT WAYNE VAN DEVENDER, WOLFGANG BÖHME 2013. A new species of Kukri Snake (Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826; Squamata: Colubridae) from the Cat Tien National Park, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3702 (3): 233–246 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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