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Pseudorabdion albonuchalis (GÜNTHER, 1896)

IUCN Red List - Pseudorabdion albonuchalis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: White-collared Reed Snake 
SynonymGeophis albonuchalis GÜNTHER 1896: 229
Agrophis albonuchalis — BOULENGER 1897: 222
Xylophis albonuchalis — SHELFORD 1901
Pseudorabdion albonuchalis — LEVITON & BROWN 1959
Pseudorabdion albonuchalis — INGER & LEVITON 1966
Pseudorabdion albonuchalis — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 381
Pseudorabdion albonuchalis — BROWN, LEVITON & SISON 1999
Pseudorabdion albonuchalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 606 
DistributionIndonesia, Malaysia: Borneo/Sabah; Sarawak; Brunei

Type locality: Sungai Pesu, 4. Division, Sarawak (designated with neotype)  
TypesNeotype: FMNH 151709, designated by Inger & Leviton 1966: 312 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Rostral narrow, distinctly higher than wide; internasals half length of prefrontals; frontal slightly longer than prefrontal, excluded from orbit; prefrontal and supraocular forming dorsal border of eye; nasal divided; a long lori-ocular; five supralabials, third and fourth bordering eye; one postocular; five infralabials; mental touching anterior chin shields; scale rows 15; ventrals 127; anal entire; subcaudals 60; snout-vent length 200 mm., tail 72 mm.; light collar occupying half of parietals and a band of four scales behind parietals. 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin albus (= “white”) and nuchal, meaning "pertaining to the nape of the neck or spinal cord", a reference to the distinctive white-collared scales at the neck of the species. 
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Leviton,A.E. & Sison,R.V. 1999. Description of a new species of Pseudorabdion (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Panay Island, Philippines with a revised key to the genus. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 07-12 - 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
  • Günther, A. 1896. Descriptions of two new species of snakes from Sarawak. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 17: 228 - 229 - get paper here
  • Inger, R.F. & A. E. LEVITON 1966. The taxonomic status of Bornean snakes of the genus Pseudorabdion JAN and of the nominal genus Idiopholis MOCQUARD. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 34 (4): 307-314 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A. E. & W. C. Brown, 1959. A review of the snakes of the genus Pseudorabdion with remarks on the status of the genera Agryophis and Typhlogeophis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 29: 475-508 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B. & INGER, R.F. 1999. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo. Natural history Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, 254 pp. [corrections in HR 31: 124]. - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B., Inger, R.F. & Lardner, B. 2014. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo, second edition. Natural history Publications (Borneo)
  • 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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