Oligodon propinquus JAN, 1862
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligodon propinquus?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Bleeker's Kukri Snake|
|Synonym||Oligodon propinquus JAN 1862|
Oligodon propinquus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 131
Oligodon propinquus — DAVID & VOGEL 2012
Oligodon propinquus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 492
Type locality: "Giava" [= Java, W Indonesia].
|Types||Holotype: ZMH 4432 (formerly ZMH 132 or 192)|
|Diagnosis||Description: Rostral visible from above; nasal entire; suture between the internasals longer than that between the praefrontals; frontal longer than its distance from the tip of the snout, as long as the parietals; loreal small, more long than deep; one prae- and two postoculars; temporals 1 + 2; seven upper labials, third and fourth entering the eye; four lower labials in contact with the anterior chin-shields; latter longer than the posterior. Scales in 15 rows; ventrals 140; anal entire; subcaudals 27 (De Rooij 1917: 131).|
Color: Black above, with yellow dots; a series of yellow spots along the back. Lower surface whitish. Length of head and body 245 mm.; tail 40 mm (De Rooij 1917: 131)
|Comment||Synonymy: WAGNER (30 July 2002, pers. comm.) synonymized Oligodon propinquus with Oligodon waandersi based on an examination of the types. The locality of propinquus ["Java"] is most certainly incorrect.|