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Trachischium laeve PERACCA, 1904

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesOlive 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 
DistributionIndia (western Himalayas), Nepal

Type locality: “Indes orientales” [= East Indies]  
TypesHolotype: MHNG 677.46 
  • 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
  • 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.
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