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Oligodon annulifer (BOULENGER, 1893)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Ringed Kukri Snake 
SynonymSimotes annulifer BOULENGER 1893: 524
Holarchus annulifer — BARBOUR 1912:195
Oligodon annulifer — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 373
Oligodon annulifer — TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010
Oligodon annulifer — WALLACH et al. 2014: 493 
DistributionBrunei Darussalam; Malaysia (East Malaysia: Borneo: Sabah); Indonesia (Sumatra: Sumatera Barat)

Type locality: Sabah, Malaysia.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.3.34 
CommentO. annulifer annulata is a valid species (F. WAGNER, pers. comm.); Oligodon annulifer annulata (LIDTH DE JEUDE 1922) was synonymized with O. signatus by TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010. Synonymy mostly after TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010.

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after the diminutive form (“annul-”) of Latin “anus” = ring and the verb “fero, ferre” = carry. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Description of new reptiles and batrachians obtained in Borneo by Mr. C. Hose and Mr. A. Everett. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1893: 522-528 - get paper here
  • Das, I. 1995. Amphibians and reptiles recorded at Batu Apoi, a lowland dipterocarp forest in Brunei Darussalam. Raffles Bull. Zool. 43: 157-180 - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel, G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • 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
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B. & INGER, R.F. 1999. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo. Natural history Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, 254 pp. [corrections in HR 31: 124]. - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B., Inger, R.F. & Lardner, B. 2014. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo, second edition. Natural history Publications (Borneo)
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
  • Tillack, Frank and Rainer Günther 2010. Revision of the Species of Oligodon from Sumatra and Adjacent Islands, with Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Oligodon subcarinatus (Günther, 1872) and Oligodon annulifer (Boulenger, 1893) from Borneo (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (4): 265-294 [2009] - 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.
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