You are here » home advanced search Oligodon perkinsi

Oligodon perkinsi (TAYLOR, 1925)

IUCN Red List - Oligodon perkinsi - Near Threatened, NT

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon perkinsi?

Add your own observation of
Oligodon perkinsi »

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: Perkin's Short-headed Snake 
SynonymHolarchus perkinsi TAYLOR 1925
Oligodon perkinsi — LEVITON 1963: 476
Oligodon perkinsi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 491 
DistributionPhilippines (Culion Islands, Busuanga)

Type locality: at Culion, Culion island.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 25725. Originally EHT, No. 1164. 
CommentNot listed by BROWN & ALCALA 1970, Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 38 (6): 105-130.

Abundance: only known from 3 specimens (Ssupsup & Carestia 2020). 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, Granville A. Perkins. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Supsup CE, Carestia Jr UV 2020. Rediscovery, new island record, and clarification of the geographic distribution of Oligodon perkinsi (Taylor, 1925) (Squamata, Colubridae), a poorly known endemic snake from the Palawan faunal region of western Philippines. Check List 16(4): 877-881 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1944. Present location of certain herpetological and other type specimens. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 30 (1): 117-187. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1925. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippines, IV. Philippine J. Sci. 26: 97-111
  • 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