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Oligodon woodmasoni (SCLATER, 1891)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSimotes woodmasoni SCLATER 1891: 235
Oligodon woodmasoni — WALL 1923
Oligodon woodmasoni — SMITH 1943: 218
Oligodon woodmasoni — DAS 1996: 58
Oligodon woodmasoni — VIJAYAKUMAR & DAVID 2006 
DistributionIndia: Nicobar Islands

Type locality: Nicobar Islands [see comment]  
TypesSyntypes: ZSI 8459, ZSI 12547 
CommentDistribution: The original description by Sclater mentioned 2 specimens, one from the Andamans and one from the Nicobars. Reported from but not listed for the Andaman Islands by DAS 1999.

Etymology: named after the collector of the types, Mr. Wood-Mason. 
References
  • Das, I. 1999. Biogeography of the amphibians and reptiles of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. In: Ota,H. (ed) Tropical Island herpetofauna..., Elsevier, pp. 43-77 - 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Vijayakumar, S. P. and Patrick David 2006. Taxonomy, Natural History, and Distribution of the Snakes of the Nicobar Islands (INDIA), based on new materials and with an Emphasis on endemic species. Russian Journal of Herpetology 13 (1): 11 – 40
 
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