Oligodon wagneri DAVID & VOGEL, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon wagneri?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Wagner’s kukri Snake|
F: Oligodon de Wagner
Indonesian: Kepel Nias
|Synonym||Oligodon wagneri DAVID & VOGEL 2012|
Type locality: “Poulo Nias”, i.e. Pulau Nias (Nias Island), Nias Archipelago, Sumatera Utara Province, off the northern part of the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia
|Types||Holotype. MNHN 1891.0233, juvenile male, collected by Mr. Jules Claine and deposited on July 23rd, 1891.|
|Comment||Diagnosis. A species of the genus Oligodon characterized by the combination of: (1) 9 maxillary teeth, the last three strongly enlarged; (2) hemipenes not forked, thin and long, reaching 18th SC, covered with spines basally and flounces distally; (3) 15–15–15 DSR; (4) anal plate entire, (5) internasals and loreals present; (6) 7 supralabials, 3rd–4th entering orbit; (7) dorsal pattern made of 14 narrow, white crossbars on the body and 4 on the tail, alternating with three irregular white reticulations; and (7) venter heavily covered with subrectangular dark brown blotches [DAVID & VOGEL 2012].|
Conservation: This species is known only from its holotype, collected in 1891.