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Trachischium laeve PERACCA, 1904

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Olive Oriental Slender Snake 
SynonymTrachischium laeve PERACCA 1904: 665
Trachischium quinquelabialis WALL 1911 (fide SMITH 1943)
Trachischium laeve — SMITH 1943: 324
Trachischium laeve — DAS 1996: 59
Trachischium laeve — WALLACH et al. 2014: 734
Trachischium cf. leave — WANGYAL 2014 (in error) 
DistributionIndia (western Himalayas), Nepal, Bhutan

Type locality: “Indes orientales” [= East Indies]  
TypesSyntypes: MHNG 677.46, NMBA 911 (see Tillack & Shah 2002)
Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.12.39 [quinquelabialis] 
  • Kästle , W., Rai, K. & Schleich, H.H. 2013. FIELD GUIDE to Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal. ARCO-Nepal e.V., 625 pp. - get paper here
  • Peracca, M. G. 1904. Nouvelles espèces d’Ophidiens d’Asie et d’Amerique, faisant partie de la collection du Museum d’histoire naturelle de Genève. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 12: 663-668 - get paper here
  • Pokhrel, Ganesh K.; Prakash C. Aryal, Karan B. Shah, Bishal Rijal, Madan K. Suwal, Subash C. Kharel, Evanath Paudel and Man K. Dhamala 2011. Herpetofaunal Diversity in Nagarjun Forest. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology 12: 358-365 - get paper here
  • RAHA, SUJOY; SUNANDAN DAS, PROBHAT BAG, SUDIPTA DEBNATH, KOUSIK PRAMANICK 2018. Description of a new species of genus Trachischium with a redescription of Trachischium fuscum (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae). Zootaxa 4370 (5): 549-561 - get paper here
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Tillack, F. & Shah, K.B. 2002. Zur Verbreitung von Trachischium laeve PERACCA 1904 mit ersten Nachweisen für den zentralen Nepal-Himalaya (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Sauria 24 (1): 39-44 - get paper here
  • Wall,F. 1911. A new snake from the Western Himalayas. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 21: 201 - 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.
  • Wangyal, Jigme Tshelthrim 2019. The status of herpetofauna of Bhutan. District Forest Office, District Administration, Trashigang, Bhutan, 20-39 - get paper here
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