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Xenelaphis ellipsifer BOULENGER, 1900

IUCN Red List - Xenelaphis ellipsifer - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Ocellated Brown Snake
G: Gefleckte Braunnatter 
SynonymXenelaphis ellipsifer BOULENGER 1900
Xenelaphis ellipsifer — TWEEDIE 1954
Xenelaphis ellipsifer — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 396
Xenelaphis ellipsifer — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Xenelaphis ellipsifer — WALLACH et al. 2014: 795 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra, Borneo),
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia; Sarawak)

Type locality: Sarawak river.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.7.38 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentVery rare species only known from 6 specimens (TWEEDIE 1983 and MALKMUS et al. 2002). 
Etymology 
References
  • Auliya, Mark and Chris R. Shepherd 2009. New data on the poorly known snake, Xenelaphis ellipsifer Boulenger 1900 (Squamata: Colubridae). Hamadryad 34 (1): 169-172
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1900. Description of new reptiles and batrachians from Bomeo. Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 182-187. - get paper here
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Chan K. Onn, Jesse L. Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., and A. Norhayati 2010. A CHECKLIST OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF THE BANJARAN BINTANG, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (2): 147-160 - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
  • Tweedie, M. W. F. 1983. The snakes of Malaya. Third edition. Singapore National Printers (Pte) Ltd., Singapore. 167 pp.
  • Tweedie, M.W.F. 1954. Notes on Malayan reptiles, No.3. Bull. Raffles Mus. No 25: 107-117
  • 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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