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Oligodon macrurus (ANGEL, 1927)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Angel's Kukri Snake 
SynonymSimotes violaceus macrurus ANGEL 1927
Holarchus violaceus macrurus – BOURRET 1936
Oligodon macrurus — SMITH 1935: 207
Oligodon macrurus — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Oligodon macrurus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 499 
DistributionVietnam (Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan)

Type locality: Pointe Lagan, Southern Annam (= Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam)  
TypesHolotype: lost, was MNHN-RA 1928.0119 (but no longer found, Sang et al. 2009). Not located in MNHN-RA collections and thus considered lost (pers. comm., I. Ineich, March 2019, 30 Nov 2021). 
  • Angel, F. 1927. Liste des reptiles et des batracien rapportés d’Indo-Chine par M.P. Chevey. Description d’une variété nouvelle de Simotes violaceus Cantor. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris 33: 496-498 - get paper here
  • DAVID, PATRICK; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, KE JIANG, TIANBO CHEN, ALEXANDRE TEYNIÉ & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2012. A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from northern Vietnam, southern China and central Laos. Zootaxa 3498: 45–62 - get paper here
  • Geissler, Peter; Alexander R. Krohn, Daniel Rennert 2011. Herpetofaunal records in coastal dune areas, Binh Thuan Province, Southern Vietnam, with the rediscovery of Oligodon macrurus Angel, 1927. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (4): 317–324 - 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, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • 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
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • 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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