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Oligodon travancoricus BEDDOME, 1877

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common NamesTravancore Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon travancoricum BEDDOME 1877: 685
Oligodon travancoricus — BOULENGER 1890
Oligodon travancoricus — SMITH 1943: 223
Oligodon travancoricum — DAS 1996: 58
Oligodon travancoricus — DAVID et al. 2011 
DistributionIndia (Western Ghats south of Palghat)  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.5.53 (and possibly additional specimens). 
  • Beddome,R.H. 1878. Descriptions of new reptiles from the Madras Presidency. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1877: 685-686 - 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; INDRANEIL DAS & GERNOT VOGEL 2011. On some taxonomic and nomenclatural problems in Indian species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae). Zootaxa 2799: 1–14 - get paper here
  • DAVID, PATRICK; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, KE JIANG, TIANBO CHEN, ALEXANDRE TEYNIÉ & THO 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
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • 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.
  • Tillack, Frank 2008. Oligodon rhombifer WERNER, 1924, A JUNIOR SYNONYM OF Oligodon ancorus (GIRARD, 1857) (REPTILIA: SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE). Russian Journal of Herpetology 15 (2): 122-128 - get paper here
  • Wall, F. 1913. Are the snakes Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome) and O. venustus (Jerdon) entitled to specific distinction ?. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 23: 169 - get paper here
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