Lycodon solivagus OTA & ROSS, 1994
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Common Wolf Snake|
|Synonym||Lycodon solivagus OTA & ROSS 1994|
Lycodon solivagus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 396
|Distribution||N Philippines (Luzon)|
Type locality: Cabatacan Barrio, Lasam, Cagayan Province, Luzon Island (18°00'N, 121°35'E)
|Types||Holotype:-PNM 2046, an adult female captured on 28 April 1989, by H. Ota. Paratype.-USNM 319290, a juvenile female, (17°05'N, 121°25'E)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. This species is distinct from other congeneric species in having the loreal nearly square and separated from the upper preocular, 198-203 ventral scales, and 13-14 transverse light bands only on the anterior three-fourths of the body, and by lacking keels on dorsal scales.|
|Etymology||The species epithet solivagus derives from the Latin solus and vagus meaning wandering alone, because the holotype was collected by us as it was wandering solitarily.|
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