You are here » home advanced search Psammodynastes pictus

Psammodynastes pictus GÜNTHER, 1858

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Psammodynastes pictus?

Add your own observation of
Psammodynastes pictus »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Painted Mock Viper, Spotted Mock Viper
G: Gefleckte Scheinviper 
SynonymPsammodynastes pictus GÜNTHER 1858: 251
Psammophis (Psammodynastes) conjunctus PETERS 1868: 451
Psammodynastes pictus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 379
Psammodynastes pictus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 585 
DistributionIndonesia (Kalimantan/Borneo, Riau Archipelago, Simeulue, Sumatra);
Brunei Darussalam; Pulau Bangka, Pulau Belitung,
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia);

Type locality: Borneo (but see comment).  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.8.55 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentDistribution: The type locality is erroneously given as Borneo and India. Not in India fide I. Das (pers. comm., 25 July 2012). 
  • Auliya, M. 2006. Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 432 pp. - get paper here
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine snakes of the British Museum. London, I - XVI, 1 - 281
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1868. Über eine neue Nagergattung, Chiropodomys penicullatus, sowie über einige neue oder weniger bekannte Amphibien und Fische. M. Ber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1868 : 448-461 - get paper here
  • Teo, R.C.H. & Rajathurai, S. 1997. Mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the Nature Reserves of Singapore - diversity, abundance and distribution. Proc. Nature Reserves Survey Seminar. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 49: 353-425
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - 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.
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator