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Ptyas fusca (GÜNTHER, 1858)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: White-bellied Rat Snake, Brown Rat Snake
G: Braune Rattenschlange 
SynonymCoryphodon fuscus GÜNTHER 1858: 112
Zaocys fuscus — GÜNTHER 1864
Zapyrus fuscus — BOULENGER 1885: 389
Zaocys (Zapyrus) fuscus — BOETTGER 1887
Zaocys fuscus — BOULENGER 1893: 378
Ptyas fuscus — WALL 1923
Zaocys fuscus — GRANDISON 1978: 291
Zaocys fuscus — MANTHEY 1983
Ptyas fuscus — DAVID & VOGEL 1996
Ptyas fuscus — COX et al. 1998: 55
Ptyas fuscus — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Ptyas fusca — DAVID & DAS 2004
Ptyas fusca — WALLACH et al. 2014: 616 
DistributionIndonesia (Bangka, Belitung, Natuna Archipelago, Nias, Kalimantan, Sumatra);
Brunei Darussalam;
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia, Pualu Tioman); Thailand,
Singapore

Type locality: Borneo  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “fuscus”, meaning dark or dusky. 
References
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  • Boettger, O. 1887. Herpetologische Notizen. II. Insel Sumatra. Ber. senckenberg. naturforsch. Ges. Frankfurt-am-Main, 1887: 39-51 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1885. A list of reptiles and batrachians from the Island of Nias. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 16: 388-389 - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • 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. & I. Das 2004. On the grammar of the gender of Ptyas Fitzinger, 1843 (Serpentes: Colubridae). Hamadryad 28 (1&2): 113-116
  • DAVID, Patrick; MEREL J. COX, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, LAWAN CHANHOME AND KUMTHORN THIRAKHUPT 2004. Book Review - When a bookreview is not sufficient to say all: an in-depth analysis of a recent book on the snakes of Thailand, with an updated checklist of the snakes of the Kingdom. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 4(1): 47-80 - 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.
  • Grandison, A. G. C. 1978. Snakes of West Malaysia and Singapore. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 81 [1977]: 283-303 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine snakes of the British Museum. London, I - XVI, 1 - 281
  • Günther, A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp. - get paper here
  • Kiehlmann, Ingomar. 2014. Zwei Neunachweise für die Herpetofauna der Insel (Palau) Tioman, West-Malaysia: Luperosaurus browni Russell, 1979 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) und Ptyas fusca (Günther, 1858) (Serpentes: Colubridae). Sauria 36 (2): 59-62 - get paper here
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1922. Snakes from Sumatra. Zoologische Mededelingen 6: 239-253. - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van & Rooijen, M. van 2004. Einige Beobachtungen zur terrestrischen Schlangenfauna auf der Halbinsel Santubong, Sarawak, Ost-Malaysia. Sauria 26 (4): 19-28 - 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.
 
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