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Sibynophis collaris (GRAY, 1853)

IUCN Red List - Sibynophis collaris - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Sibynophiinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Common Many-tooth Snake
G: Halsbinden-Vielzahnnatter 
SynonymPsammophis collaris GRAY 1853: 390
Coluber colubrinus BLYTH (fide SCLATER 1891)
Ablabes collaris — STOLICZKA 1871
Polyodontophis collaris — BOULENGER 1890
Polyodontophis collaris — BOULENGER 1893: 184
Polyodontophis collaris — WALL 1908: 315
Sibynophis collaris SMITH 1930
Sibynophis collaris — SMITH 1943: 277
Sibynophis collaris — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 390
Sibynophis collaris — COX et al. 1998: 57
Sibynophis collaris — SANG et al. 2009 
DistributionIndia (Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Simla), Nepal, Bhutan,
Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia ?,
West Malaysia,
China (SE Xizang = Tibet, Yunnan), Taiwan

Type locality: Khassia [= Khasi Hills, India] Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesSyntype: BMNH 1946.1.1.51B, ZSI 7239; Lectotype: BMNH 1946.1.1.51A 
CommentS. collaris reported from Jeju Island, Korea has been re-identified to be S. chinensis.

Sibynophis collaris has 10 supralabials (3-3-4 form; rarely 9 or 11), where fourth to sixth touching the orbit, with the eighth is the largest. They have one anterior temporal scale, and the postoculars touch the eighth supralabial (Pope, 1935; Smith, 1943). 
References
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  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - get paper here
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