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Oligodon mcdougalli WALL, 1905

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: McDougall's Kukri Snake 
SynonymOligodon mcdougalli WALL 1905
Oligodon mcdougalli — SMITH 1943: 234
Oligodon mcdougalli — DAS & CHATURVEDI 1998
Oligodon mcdougalli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 489
Oligodon mcdougalli — NGUYEN et al. 2020 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma)

Type locality: “Sandarang, Burma” [for Sandoway, according to Smith 1943: 234, now Thandwe, Myanmar].  
TypesHolotype: BNHS = BNHM 963 
EtymologyNamed after E. McDougall, who obtained the holotype. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil;Chaturvedi, Naresh 1998. Catalogue of the herpetological types in the collection of the Bombay Natural History Society. Hamadryad 23 (2): 150-156 - get paper here
  • Dowling H G; Jenner J V 1989. The snakes of Burma. 2. Rediscovery of the type specimen of Oligodon mcdougalli with a discussion of its relationships. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 86 (1): 46-49 - get paper here
  • Dowling, H.G., & Jenner, J.V. 1988. Snakes of Burma: checklist of reported species and bibliography. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (76): 19 pp. - get paper here
  • Lee JL, Yang J-H, Yushchenko P, Poyarkov Jr NA 2021. Rediscovery and distribution extension of the rare Kukri Snake, Oligodon hamptoni Boulenger, 1918 (Reptilia, Serpentes, Colubridae), with the first record of this species from China. Herpetozoa 34: 13-21 - 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
  • 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.
  • Wall,F. 1905. Description of a new snake from Burma, Oligodon mcdougalli. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 16: 251-252 - 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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