You are here » home advanced search Oligodon meyerinkii

Oligodon meyerinkii (STEINDACHNER, 1891)

IUCN Red List - Oligodon meyerinkii - Endangered, EN

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon meyerinkii?

Add your own observation of
Oligodon meyerinkii »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Sulu Kukri Snake; Sulu Short-headed Snake 
SynonymSimotes meyerinkii STEINDACHNER 1891
Oligodon meyerinkii — LEVITON 1963: 471
Oligodon meyerinkii — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Oligodon meyerinkii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 490 
DistributionPhilippines (Sulu Archipelago; Bongao, Jolo, Papahang, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi)

Type locality: Sulu-Inseln  
TypesSyntype: NMW 25828 
CommentSynonymy: BOULEGNER (1892) suggests that Simotes meyerinkii is a “variety” of Simotes octolineatus (= Oligodon octolineatus).

Distribution: The occurrence of O. meyerinkii on Borneo requires confirmation according to MALKMUS et al. (2002). Not listed by Stuebing et al. 2014 for Borneo. 
Etymologynamed after the collector, Mr. Meyeringk. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1892. On newly-discoverded East African chameleons, with remarks on some other reptiles described by Dr. Steindachner. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 9: 72. - get paper here
  • Gaulke M 1993. Zur Taxonomie und Biologie von Oligodon meyerinkii (Steindachner, 1891). Sauria 15 (3): 3-6 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M. 1994. Contribution to the snake fauna of the Sulu Archipelago, with the description of a new subspecies of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (GRAY, 1834). The Herpetological Journal 4 (4): 136-144. - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Leviton, A.E. 1963. Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes. I. The snakes of the genus Oligodon. Philippine J. Sci. 91 (4): 459-484 [1962] - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Steindachner, F. 1891. Über einige neue und seltene Reptilien- und Amphibienarten. Sitzungsb. Ber. Kais. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Abt.1, 100 (6): 289-313, 2 plates - 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)
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The snakes of the Philippine Islands. Manila (Bureau of Printing or Science), Monograph 16: 312 pp. - 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.
  • Weinell, Jeffrey L.; Errol Hooper, Alan E. Leviton, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Illustrated Key to the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 66 (1): 1-49 - get paper here
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator