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Tropidonophis truncatus (PETERS, 1863)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymStyporhynchus truncatus PETERS 1863: 399
Tropidonotus (Tropidonotus) truncatus — BOULENGER 1893: 215
Styporhynchus truncatus — BOETTGER 1895: 131
Tropidonotus truncatus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 77
Natrix truncata — DE HAAS 1950: 544
Amphiesma truncata — MALNATE 1960: 50
Tropidonophis truncatus — MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 92
Amphiesma truncata — HOW AND KITCHENER 1997
Tropidonophis truncatus — DE LANG 2013
Tropidonophis truncatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 752 
DistributionIndonesia (Salawati, Halmahera, Batjan = Bacan, Ternate)

Type locality: Dodinga, auf der Mitte der Insel Djololo”
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4883 (2 specimens), 5031. (Malnate & Underwood, 1988, cite only 4883 as syntypes). 
  • 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. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S. - 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
  • Malnate, Edmond V. 1960. Systematic division and evolution of the colubrid snake genus Natrix, with comments on the subfamily Natricinae. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 112 (3): 41-71. - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1863. Über eine neue Schlangengattung, Styporhynchus, und verschiedene andere Amphibien des zoologischen Museums. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1863 (October): 399-413 - 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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