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Boiga kraepelini STEJNEGER, 1902

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Kelung Cat Snake
Chinese: 绞花林蛇 
SynonymBoiga kraepelini STEJNEGER 1902
Dipsadomorphus kraepelini — WALL 1903: 94
Boiga kraepelini — STEJNEGER 1907: 381
Dinodon multitemporalis OSHIMA 1910: 198
Boiga sinensis SCHMIDT 1925: 4
Boiga kraepelini sinensis — MELL 1931 [1929]
Boiga multitemporalis — BOURRET 1935
Boiga multitemporalis — SMITH 1943: 356
Boiga kraepelini — ZIEGLER 2002: 221
Boiga kraepelini — WALLACH et al. 2014: 105 
DistributionN Taiwan, S China (Taiwan, Hainan, Fujian, Guangsi, Guangdong, Guizhou and Sichuan, Zhejiang), N Vietnam (Hoa Binh), Laos.

Type locality: Kelung (= Keelung or Chilung), Formosa (= Taiwan), China.  
TypesHolotype: ZMH R04377 (formerly no. 1565), but MNHN-RA fide Sang et al. 2009 
CommentHabitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
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  • Dieckmann, Simon; Gerrut Norval and Jean-Jay Mao. 2010. A record of the Taiwanese tree snake (Boiga kraepelini Stejneger, 1902) as prey of the many-banded krait Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus Blyth, 1861. Herpetology Notes 3: 291-292.
  • Groen,J. 2008. Het Boiga-genus. Lacerta 66 (1-3): 64-79 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Huang, Mei-hua;Yang, You-jin;Xie, Xingfu;Qu, Yun-fang 1998. Karyotype of the Chinese endemic species Boiga kraepelini Stejneger (Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 5 (1): 43 - get paper here
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  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Tan Van Nguyen, Cuong The Pham, An Vinh Ong & Thomas Ziegler 2018. New records of snakes (Squamata: Serpentes) from Hoa Binh Province, northwestern Vietnam. Bonn zoological Bulletin 67 (1): 15–24 - get paper here
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  • Oshima, MASAMITSU. 1910. An annotated list of Formosan snakes, with descriptions of four new species and one new subspecies. Annot. Zool. Japon., Tokyo, 7 (3): 185-207.
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