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Boiga schultzei TAYLOR, 1923

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Schultz's Blunt-headedTree Snake 
SynonymBoiga schultzei TAYLOR 1923: 552
Boiga schultzei — LEVITON 1968
Boiga schultzei — ALCALA 1986
Boiga drapiezii schultzei — WELCH 1988: 40
Boiga schultzei — GREENE 1989
Boiga drapiezii schultzei — GAULKE 1994: 137
Boiga schultzei — ORLOV et al. 2003
Boiga schultzei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 107 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan)

Type locality: Palavan Island (Philippines).  
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 25791, and unnumbered spec. Willie Schultze, Manila, P. I., Collection. 
CommentKnown from only two specimens (Gaulke 2001).

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Leonhard Schultze-Jena (1872-1955), a German geographer, zoologist, botanist, philologist, and ethnographer. He was Professor of Geography at Philipps-Universität Marburg (1913-1937) who travelled to New Guinea and Central America. 
  • Alcala, A.C. 1986. Guide to Philippine flora and fauna. Vol. X. Amphibians and reptiles. Manila, Natural Resources Management Center, Ministry of Natural Resources, University of the Philippines: i-xiv + 1-195
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M. 1994. Contribution to the snake fauna of the Sulu Archipelago, with the description of a new subspecies of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (GRAY, 1834). The Herpetological Journal 4 (4): 136-144. - get paper here
  • Greene, H. W. 1989. Ecological, evolutionary, and conservation implications of feeding biology in Old World cat snakes, genus Boiga (Colubridae). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 46 (8): 193-207 - get paper here
  • Leviton, A. E. 1968. Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes, XI. The snakes of the genus Boiga. Philippine J. Sci. 97 (3): 291-314 - get paper here
  • Leviton, Alan E.; Cameron D. Siler, Jeffrey L. Weinell, and Rafe M. Brown 2018. Synopsis of the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 64 (14): 399-568 - get paper here
  • Orlov, Nikolai L. and Sergei A. Ryabov 2002. A new species of the genus Boiga (Serpentes, Colubridae, Colubrinae) from Tanahjampea Island and description of "black form" of Boiga cynodon Complex from Sumatra (Indonesia). Russ. J. Herpetol. 9 (1): 33-56 - get paper here
  • Orlov, Nikolai L.; Sergei V. Kudryavtzev; Sergei A. Ryabov, and Oleg V. Shumakov 2003. A NEW SPECIES OF GENUS Boiga (SERPENTES: COLUBRIDAE: COLUBRINAE) AND COLOR ATLAS OF BOIGAS FROM BENGKULU PROVINCE (SUMATRA, INDONESIA). Russ. J. Herpetol. 10 (1): 31-52 - get paper here
  • Supsup CE, Asis AA, Carestia Jr UV, Diesmos AC, Mallari NAD, Brown RM 2020. Variation in species richness, composition and herpetological community structure across a tropical habitat gradient of Palawan Island, Philippines. Herpetozoa 33: 95-111 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E. H. 1923. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippine Islands, III. Philippine Journal of Science, 22: 515—557 - 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.
  • Weinell, Jeffrey L.; Errol Hooper, Alan E. Leviton, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Illustrated Key to the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 66 (1): 1-49 - get paper here
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