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Dendrelaphis lineolatus (JACQUINOT & GUICHENOT, 1853)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymDendrophis lineolata JACQUINOT & GUICHENOT 1853: 20
Dendrophis lineolata — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 200
Dendrophis punctulatus var. atrostriata MEYER 1874
Dendrophis punctulatus var. fasciata MEYER 1874
Dendrophis elegans OGILBY 1891
Dendrophis lineolatus — WERNER 1899 ?
Dendrelaphis lineolatus — ROOIJEN et al. 2015 
DistributionNew Guinea (West Papua, Papua, and Papua New Guinea), Misool Island, Salawati Island, and Yapen Island

Type locality: Nouvelle Guineé.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 5081
Holotype: AM R1089, Fly River, Papua New Guinea [elegans]
Neotype: RMNH RENA.42938, Jobi [atrostriata]
Neotype: RMNH RENA.47093, from Aitinjo, Vogelkop [fasciata] 
CommentSynonymy: after ROOIJEN et al. 2015. This species has been considered as a synonym of D. punctulatus, e.g. by WALLACH et al. 2014: 220.

Behavior: diurnal

Habitat: arboreal

Publication date not verified but see Clark & Crosnier 2000 for details. 
  • CLARK, PAUL F.; ALAIN CROSNIER 2000. The zoology of the Voyage au pole sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes I'Astrolabe et la Zélée exécuté par ordre du roi pendant les années 1837-1838 -1839-1840 sous le commandement de M. Dumont- d'Urville (1842-1854): titles, volumes, plates Archives of Natural History 27 (3): 407-35 - get paper here
  • Dryden, G.L. & TAYLOR, E.H. 1969. Reptiles from the Mariana and Caroline Islands. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 48 (8): 269-279 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M.C., G. BIBRON & A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 9. Paris, XX + 440 S. - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1934. Beitrag zur Herpetologie und Zoogeographie Neu-Britanniens und einiger umliegender Gebiete. Zool. Jahrb. (Syst.) 65: 441-582
  • Jacquinot, H. & Guichenot, A. 1853. Reptiles et poissons. In: HOMBRON & JACQUINOT, Zoologie 3, in: Dumont d’Urville, Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l’Océanie sur les corvettes l’Astrolabe et la Zélée, ... Gide & J. Baudry, Paris, 56 pp. [According to Sherborn & Woodward (1901), the text is dated as 1846-1854; but Plate 2 of the Sauriens appeared in 1842 fide Clark & Crosnier 2000] - get paper here
  • Kwet, A. 2016. Liste der im Jahr 2015 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • Meyer, A.B. 1874. Eine Mittheilung von Hern. Dr. Adolf Berhard Meyer über die von ihm auf Neu-Guinea und den Inseln Jobi, Mysore und Mafoor im Jahre 1873 gesammelten Amphibien. Monatsber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1874: 128-140 - get paper here
  • Ogilby, J.D. 1891. Descriptions of three new Papuan snakes. Rec. Austral. Mus. 1: 192—194. - get paper here
  • Rooijen, J. van, G. Vogel & R. Somaweera 2015. A revised taxonomy of the Australo-Papuan species of the colubrid genus Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Salamandra 51 (1): 33-56 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1899. Beiträge zur Herpetologie der pacifischen Inselwelt und von Kleinasien. I. Bemerkungen über einige Reptilien aus Neu-Guinea und Polynesien. II. Über einige Reptilien und Batrachier aus Kleinasien. Zool. Anz. 22: 371-375, 375-378 - get paper here
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