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Lycodon philippinus (GRIFFIN, 1909)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Philippine Dryocalamus 
SynonymDryocalamus philippinus GRIFFIN 1909: 596
Dryocalamus philippinus — TAYLOR 1922: 132
Dryocalamus philippinus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 248
Lycodon philippinus — FIGUEROA et al. 2016 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan)

Type locality: "Iwahig, Palawan, Philippines." (neotype is a topotype). ?  
TypesNeotype, CAS 62174, a 241 mm male (W. Schultze), designated by Leviton, 1959b: 263. 
DiagnosisDescription: Taylor 1922: 132 
CommentNot listed by BROWN & ALCALA 1970, at least not under this name. Maybe a synonym of D. tristrigatus. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in the Philippine Islands. 
  • 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
  • Figueroa A, McKelvy AD, Grismer LL, Bell CD, Lailvaux SP 2016. A Species-Level Phylogeny of Extant Snakes with Description of a New Colubrid Subfamily and Genus. PLoS One 11 (9): e0161070.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161070 - get paper here
  • Griffin, L.E. 1909. A list of snakes found in Palawan. Philippine Journal of Science 4: 595-601 - get paper here
  • Janssen HY, Pham CT, Ngo HT, Le MD, Nguyen TQ, Ziegler T 2019. A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes, Colubridae) from northern Vietnam. ZooKeys 875: 1-29 - 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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