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Gonyosoma jansenii (BLEEKER, 1859)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Celebes Black-tailed Ratsnake
G: Celebes-Schwarzschwanznatter 
SynonymElaphe janseni BLEEKER 1859: 242
Allophis (Elaphis) nigricaudus PETERS 1872
Coluber janseni — BOULENGER 1894: 57
Coluber janseni — WERNER 1927: 244
Gonyosoma jansenii — DOWLING 1958
Gonyosoma jansenii — BAUER et al. 1995: 69
Elaphe janseni — SCHULZ 1996
Gonyosoma jansenii — DE LANG & VOGEL 2005
Gonyosoma jansenii — WALLACH et al. et al. 2014
Gonyosoma jansenii — CHEN et al. 2014 
DistributionIndonesia: Sulawesi

Type locality: Indonesia: Sulawesi, Manado (Bleeker, 1858)
Type locality: “Nordcelebes” [Allophis (Elaphis) nigricaudus PETERS 1872]  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.6.20 (formerly BMNH 1863.12.4.134), adul male
Holotype: ZMB 7468 [Allophis (Elaphis) nigricaudus PETERS 1872] 
CommentHabitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Albert Jacques Frederic Jansen, an administrator in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) who lived on Sulawesi and later became Governor-General of Batavia (now Jakarta) (1848). 
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  • Bleeker, P. 1859. Gonyosoma jansenii Blkr., eene nieuwe slang van Manado. Natuurk. Tijdschr. Ned. Indië (4) 16:<br />242 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • Chen, Xin; Alexander d. Mckelvy, L. Lee Grismer, Masafumi Matsui, Kanto Nishikawa, Frank T. Burbrink 2014. The phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of the Rainbow Tree Snake Gonyophis margaritatus (Peters, 1871) (Squamata: Colubridae). Zootaxa 3881 (6): 532–548 - get paper here
  • Dowling, Herndon G. 1958. A taxonomic study of the ratsnakes VI. Validation of the genera Gonyosoma Wagler and Elaphe Fitzinger. Copeia 1958 (1): 29-40 - get paper here
  • Gumprecht, A. 2004. Spitzkopfnattern (die Gattung Gonyosoma). Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - 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
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de & G. Vogel 2005. The snakes of Sulawesi. A field guide to the land snakes of Sulawesi with identification keys. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 25, Frankfurt am Main, 312 pp.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1872. Über eine neue von Hrn. Dr. A. B. Meyer auf Luzon entdeckte Art von Eidechsen (Lygosoma (Hinulia) leucospilos) und eine von demselben in Nordcelebes gefundene neue Schlangengattung (Allophis nigricaudus). Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1872 (August): 684-687 - get paper here
  • Schulz, K. D. 1996. Eine Monographie der Schlangengattung Elaphe Fitzinger. Bushmaster, Berg (CH): 1-460
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  • Werner, F. 1927. Neue oder wenig bekannte Schlangen aus dem Wiener naturhistorischen Staatsmuseum (III. Teil). Sitzungsb. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math. Naturwiss. Kl. 143 [135?]: 243-257 [1926] - get paper here
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