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Oligodon kampucheaensis NEANG, GRISMER & DALTRY, 2012

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymOligodon kampucheaensis NEANG, GRISMER & DALTRY 2012
Oligodon kampucheaensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 498
Oligodon kampucheaensis — NGUYEN et al. 2020 
DistributionCambodia (Pursat: Cardamom Mountains)

Type locality: Chruk Prul stream at N 12°11’55.1”, E 103°03’35.3”, 330 m above sea level in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, Pursat Province, southwest Cambodia.  
TypesHolotype: CBC 01464; adult male collected by Thy Neang, Seiha Hun and Moeun Meang on 27 January 2011. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Oligodon kampucheaensis sp. nov. is distinguished from all of its congeners by the following com- bination of characters: MT 11; frontal and prefrontal separated; 1/1 anterior and 2/2 posterior TP; SL 8/8, 4th and 5th contacting orbit; InL 8/8; TL/SVL 0.178; DSR 15–15–15; VS 164; SC 39; anal plate undivided; deep bifurcated hemipenes, lacking papillae and spines, extending to SC 11; 17 transverse cream, black-edged bands that do not encircle body and three cream, black-edged bands on tail; no dorsal stripes, blotches or reticulated black crossbars on body; eight or nine scales long between crossbands, except for seven scales long between 5th and 6th and 10 scales long between 11th and 12th crossband; white ventrolateral spots on lateral margins of every dark brown squar- ish or subrectangular ventral blotch. For differential comparisons with congeners, see NEANG et al. 2012. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is in reference to the country Kampuchea (Cambodia) in which the type locality is located and to which this species is presumed to be endemic. 
  • Hasan, M. K.; M. M. Feeroz, S. Ahmed, A. Ahmed & S. Saha 2013. The confirmed record of Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839) from Bangladesh. Taprobanica 5 (1): 77-80 - 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, SANG NGOC; VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, SON HONG LE, ROBERT W. MURPHY 2016. A new species of kukri snake (Squamata: Colubridae: Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826) from Con Dao Islands, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 4139 (2): 261–273 - 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.
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