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Liopeltis philippina (BOETTGER, 1897)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Philippine Liopeltine Snake 
SynonymAblabes philippinus BOETTGER 1897: 164
Liopeltis philippinus — TAYLOR 1922: 164
Liopeltis philippinus — WALLACH 2003 (pers. comm.)
Liopeltis philippinus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 385 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan, Calamian Islands, Busuanga, Culion)

Type locality: Inseln Culion (Calamianes) und Samar.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 19318 (formerly 8281,2a) 
DiagnosisDescription: Taylor 1922: 164 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in the Philippine Islands. 
  • Boettger, O. 1897. Neue Reptilien und Batrachier von den Philippinen. Zool. Anz. 20: 161-166. - get paper here
  • Brown, Walter C.; Alcala, Angel C. 1970. The zoogeography of the herpetofauna of the Philippine Islands, a fringing archipelago. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 38 (6): 105-130 - get paper here
  • Gaulke M. 1999. Die Herpetofauna von Calauit Island (Calamianes-Inseln, Provinz Palawan, Philippinen) (Amphibia et Reptilia). Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 21 (19): 273-282
  • Poyarkov Jr, Nikolay A.; Tan Van Nguyen & Gernot Vogel 2019. A new species of the genus Liopeltis Fitzinger, 1843 from Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae). Journal of Natural History, 53:27-28, 1647-1672 - get paper here
  • SOM, HANNAH E.; L. LEE GRISMER, JESSE L. GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., EVAN S. H. QUAH, RAFE M. BROWN, ARVIN C. DIESMOS, JEFFREY L. WEINELL & BRYAN L. STUART 2020. A new Liopeltis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 4766 (3): 472–484 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The snakes of the Philippine Islands. Manila (Bureau of Printing or Science), Monograph 16: 312 pp. - 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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