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Dendrelaphis humayuni TIWARI & BISWAS, 1973

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Tiwar's Bronzeback 
SynonymDendrelaphis humayuni TIWARI & BISWAS 1973
Dendrelaphis humayuni — DAS 1996: 55
Dendrelaphis humayuni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 218 
DistributionIndia (Nicobar Islands)

Type locality: Great Nicobar Island  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 22386, ZSI 22387 (paratype), ZSI 22388 (paratype), ZSI 13516–17 (paratypes), ZSI 8886 (paratype), ZSI 17568 (paratype) 
CommentBehavior: diurnal

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018) 
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - 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
  • Rangasamy, V.; C. Sivaperuman, and Khan Ashaharraza 2018. Predation on a Nicobar Frog, Amnirana nicobariensis (Stoliczka 1879), by a Nicobar Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari and Biswas 1973), from Great Nicobar Island, Republic of India. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 25 (2): 145–147 - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van & Vogel, G. 2008. A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Java, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56 (1): 189-197 - get paper here
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Tiwari,K.K. & BISWAS,S. 1973. Two new reptiles from the great Nicobar Islands. J. Zool. Soc. India 25: 57-63
  • Vijayakumar, S. P. and Patrick David 2006. Taxonomy, Natural History, and Distribution of the Snakes of the Nicobar Islands (INDIA), based on new materials and with an Emphasis on endemic species. Russ. J. Herpetol. 13 (1): 11 – 40
  • Vogel, G. & J. VAN ROOIJEN 2007. A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 1394: 25-45 - 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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