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Oligodon eberhardti PELLEGRIN, 1910

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Eberhardt’s Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon Herberti var. Eberhardti PELLEGRIN 1910: 30
Oligodon eberhardti — POPE 1935
Macrocalamus wongii FAN 1931
Rhynchocalamus eberhardti
Oligodon eberhardti — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Oligodon eberhardti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 496
Oligodon eberhardti — NGUYEN et al. 2020 
DistributionVietnam, Laos, Cambodia,
China (Guangxi ?, Fujian)

Type locality: Tam Dao, Tong-king (= Vinh Phuc Province, N Vietnam)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1908.0013 
CommentSynonymy: Oligodon eberhardti had been considered as a synonym of O. catenata (e.g. by Zhao 2006) but has been removed from the synonymy of O. catenata (e.g. by Ziegler et al. 2007).

Oligodon eberhardti is supposed to have broken vertebral stripes.

Distribution: not in Guangxi fide JIANG et al 2012. 
EtymologyNamed after Philippe Albert Eberhardt (1872-1942), Swiss botanist who was in Tonkin (Vietnam) 1906-1920.  
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  • Fan, TSANG-HOW. 1931. Preliminary report of reptiles from Yashan, Kwangsi, China. Bull. Dept. Biol. Coll. Sci. Sun Yatsen Univ., Canton, 11 (4): 1-154 - get paper here
  • NEANG, THY; L. LEE GRISMER & JENNIFER C. DALTRY 2012. A new species of kukri snake (Colubridae: Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826) from the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia. Zootaxa 3388: 41–55 - get paper here
  • Nguyen HN, Tran BV, Nguyen LH, Neang T, Yushchenko PV, Poyarkov NA. 2020. A new species of Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 from the Langbian Plateau, southern Vietnam, with additional information on Oligodon annamensis Leviton, 1953 (Squamata: Colubridae). PeerJ 8: e8332 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
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  • Pellegrin,J. 1910. Description d'une variété nouvelle de l'Oligodon herberti Boulenger, Provenant du Tonkin. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 35: 30-32 - get paper here
  • Pope, Clifford H. 1934. List of Chinese turtles, Crocodilians, and Snakes with keys. American Museum Novitates (733): 1-29 - get paper here
  • Pope, CLIFFORD H. 1935. The Reptiles of China. Turtes, Crocodilians, Snakes, Lizards. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., New York, Nat. Hist. Central Asia, 10: lii, 1-604 - get paper here
  • Thinh, Bui Bao; <br />Trinh Thi Hong; <br />Hoang Ngoc Thao; Bui Bao Thien 2018. Initial building the sample sets of amphibians and reptiles in the Hong Duc University (Viet Nam). Постулат. 2018. No12 УДК 597.6 + 598.1 - get paper here
  • VASSILIEVA, ANNA B.; PETER GEISSLER, EDUARD A. GALOYAN, NIKOLAY Jr A. POYARKOV, ROBERT WAYNE VAN DEVENDER, WOLFGANG BÖHME 2013. A new species of Kukri Snake (Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826; Squamata: Colubridae) from the Cat Tien National Park, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3702 (3): 233–246 - 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.
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; RALF HENDRIX, VU NGOC THANH, MARTINA VOGT, BERNHARD FORSTER & DANG NGOC KIEN 2007. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key. Zootaxa 1493: 1-40 - get paper here
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