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Tropidonophis halmahericus (BOETTGER, 1895)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTropidonotus (Macropophis) halmahericus BOETTGER 1895: 130
Tropidonotus halmahericus — BOULENGER 1896: 609
Natrix halmaherica — DE HAAS 1950: 540
Macropophis halmaherica — MALNATE 1960: 47
Tropidonophis halmaherica — MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 87
Macropophis halmaherica — HOW AND KITCHENER 1997
Tropidonophis halmahericus — DE LANG 2013
Tropidonophis halmahericus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 750 
DistributionIndonesia (Halmahera, Ternate, Batjan = Bacan, Salawati)

Type locality: Soa Konorra, Halmahera.  
TypesLectotype: SMF 17750 (= 7264 1b in Boettger, 1893; 7264 1a in Mertens, 1922), Soa Konorra, Halmaheira, Indonesia, collected W Kükenthal, 1894. Designation by Mertens (1967). Paralectotypes: SMF 17751, BMNH 1946.1.13.33 (original number: BMNH 
CommentSynonymy partly after MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Boettger, O. 1895. Liste der Amphibien und Batrachier des Insel Halmaheira nach den Sammlungen Prof. Dr. W. Kükenthal's. Zool. Anz. 18: 116-121, 129-138 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • HAAS, C.P.J. De 1950. Checklist of the snakes of the Indo-Australian archipelago. Treubia 20 (3): 511-625 - get paper here
  • How, R. A.; Kitchner, D. J. 1997. Biogeography of Indonesian snakes. Journal of Biogeography 24 (725-735):
  • Lang, Ruud de 2013. The snakes of the Moluccas (Maluku), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 417 pp. - get paper here
  • Malnate E V; Underwood G 1988. Australasian natricine snakes of the genus Tropidonophis. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA 140 (1) : 59-201 - get paper here
  • Setiadi, M. I. & A. Hamidy, 2006. Jenis-Jenis Herpetofauna di Pulau Halmahera. Kerjasama antara Pusat Studi Biodiversitas dan Konservasi Universitas Indonesia dan Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Puslit Biologi Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia. - 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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