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Oligodon sublineatus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Duméril's Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon 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 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Ceylon  
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 3238, adult female; paralectotype MNHN-RA 3239. Designated by Amarasinghe et al. 2015 (coll. Leschenault) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 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]. 
CommentDistribution: see map in AMARASINGHE et al. 2015 (Fig. 3). 
  • Amarasinghe, AA Thasun; D.M.S. Suranjan Karunarathna, Patrick D. Campbell, Ivan Ineich 2015. Systematics and ecology of Oligodon sublineatus Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854, an endemic snake of Sri Lanka, including the designation of a lectotype. Zoosystematics and Evolution, doi: 10.3897/zse.91.4971 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • DAVID, PATRICK & GERNOT VOGEL 2012. A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Pulau Nias, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3201: 58–68 - get paper here
  • Deepak, V. and S. Harikrishnan. 2013. On the identity of two Oligodon species in the collection at Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. Hamadryad 36 (2): 182-184 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C., G. BIBRON & A.H.A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 7 (partie 1). Paris, xvi + 780 S. - get paper here
  • Jayaneththi, Hareschandra Bandula 2015. Vertebrate fauna of Morankanda-Mukalana secondary forest patch in Sri Lanka: A checklist reported from 2004-2008 survey. RUHUNA JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 6: 21- 41 - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (2): 69-76 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G., Wallach, V., David, P. & Chanhome, L. 2002. A New Species of Oligodon (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Southern Peninsular Thailand. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University, 2 (2): 7-18 - get paper here
  • Samarawickrama, V.A.M.P.K.; H.I.G.C. Kumara, D.R.N.S. Samarawickrama 2019. Diversity of Reptiles in the Eastern and Southern parts of the Sinharaja Rain Forest. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment - get paper here
  • Sclater,W.L. 1891. Notes on a collection of snakes in the Indian Museum, with descriptions of several new species. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal LX: 230-250 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1953. Report on a collection of Ceylonese serpents. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (14): 1615-1624 - get paper here
  • Wall, FRANK 1921. Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon. Colombo Mus. (H. R. Cottle, govt. printer), Colombo. xxii, 581 pages - 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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