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Ptyas dipsas (SCHLEGEL, 1837)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSulawesi Black Racer 
SynonymHerpetodryas dipsas SCHLEGEL 1837: 197
Leptophis olivaceus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 547 (fide WALLACH p.c.)
Zamenis dipsas — MÜLLER 1895: 862
Coluber dipsas — LAZELL 1991
Ptyas dipsas — PINOU & DOWLING 2000
Ptyas dipsas — DAVID & DAS 2004
Ptyas dipsas — WALLACH et al. 2014: 616 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi, Halmahera)

Type locality: Celebes, Indonesia  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 7313 
CommentLazell et al. (1991) and Lazell (1998) formally synonymized Ptyas and Coluber. 
References
  • Duméril, A.M.C., G. BIBRON & A.H.A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 7 (partie 1). Paris, xvi + 780 S. - get paper here
  • Guibé, J. & Roux-Estève, R. 1972. Les types de Schlegel (Ophidiens) présents dans les collections du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Zoologische Mededelingen 47: 129-134 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Lang, R. de & G. Vogel 2005. The snakes of Sulawesi. A field guide to the land snakes of Sulawesi with identification keys. Frankfurter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 25, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 312 pp.
  • Lazell,J.D. 1998. Morphology and the status of the snake genus "Ptyas". Herpetological Review 29 (3): 134 - get paper here
  • Lazell,J.D., Keirans,J.E. & Samuelson,G.A. 1991. The Sulawesi black racer, Coluber (Ptyas) dipsas, and a remarkable ectoparasitic aggregation. Pacific Science 45 (4): 355-361
  • Müller,F. 1895. Reptilien und Amphibien aus Celebes. (II. Bericht). Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel 10: 862-869 - get paper here
  • Pinou,T. & DOWLING,H.G. 2000. “Coluber” versus “Ptyas”: a regrettable tangle of names. Herpetological Review 31 (3): 136-138 - get paper here
  • Schlegel, H. 1837. Essai sur la physionomie des serpens. Partie Descriptive. La Haye (J. Kips, J. HZ. et W. P. van Stockum), 606 S. + xvi - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wanger, T. C., I. Motzke, S. Saleh & D. T. Iskandar 2011. The amphibians and reptiles of the Lore Lindu National Park area, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Salamandra 47 (1): 17-29 - get paper here
 
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