Oligodon sublineatus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Duméril's Kukri Snake|
|Synonym||Oligodon sublineatum DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 57|
Oligodon sublineatus — JAN 1876: 48
Oligodon sublineatus — WALL 1921: 248
Oligodon sublineatus — SMITH 1943: 227
Oligodon sublineatus — DAS 1996: 58
Oligodon sublineatus — KARUNARATHNA & AMARASINGHE 2011
Oligodon sublineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 503
Type locality: Ceylon Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Lectotype: MNHN 3238, adult female, designated by Amarasinghe et al. 2015; Syntype: MNHN 3239, a 180 mm specimen (Leschenault).|
|Comment||Diagnosis. Oligodon sublineatus shows sexual dimorphism in scalation (Table 2) and is distinguished from all conge- ners by the following characters: SVL 152–310 mm; TAL 20.0–42.0 mm; 130–161 ventrals; 23–42 subcaudals (divided); anal plate divided; loreal present; seven supralabials; temporals 1+2; ventral side with three series of dark brown points forming almost continuous stripes, with the middle series of points absent on the tail; dorsal coloration (live or in alcohol) greyish brown, speckled with small elongat- ed spots irregularly placed; posterior part of the jaws has a large, oblique spot extending along the neck posteriorly; dorsally a “˄” shaped marking between the eyes, which continues laterally across them; an irregular, brown, trans- versal band from the frontal to the post-parietal region [AMARASINGHE et al. 2015].|
Distribution: see map in AMARASINGHE et al. 2015 (Fig. 3).