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Oligodon pulcherrimus WERNER, 1909

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymOligodon pulcherrimus WERNER 1909: 227
Oligodon pulcherrimus: BARBOUR 1912
Oligodon annulifer bipartita DESPAX 1912
Oligodon durheimi BAUMANN 1913
Oligodon pulcherimus (sic): WERNER 1929
Simotes annulifer var. bipartita — WERNER 1929: 139
Oligodon durheimi BAUMANN 1913
Oligodon durheimi — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 373
Oligodon pulcherrimus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 373
Oligodon pulcherrimus — TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010
Oligodon durheimi — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
Oligodon pulcherrimus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 502 
DistributionIndonesia (endemic to Sumatra)

Type locality: Pudang (Padang?), Babongan, W Sumatra, or Ujungpadang, Bakongan, Aceh, Indonesia; Locality of the neotype: “settlement Balinka, approx. 7 km southwest of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, ca. 1200 m a.s.l. [ca. 0°21’ S 100°19’ E],” collected by A. Michalczyk.

durheimi: Indonesia (endemic to Sumatra); Type locality: Batak Mountains, near Tapanuli, N Sumatra, Indonesia  
Typesholotype: lost, was ZMH (destroyed)
Neotype: ZMB 70756 (designated by TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010)
holotype: NM Bern 1017619 [durheimi] 
CommentSynonymy mostly after TILLACK & GÜNTHER 2010 who also synonymized Oligodon durheimi with P. pulcherrimus. 
  • Baumann, E. 1913. Reptilien und Batrachier des Berner Naturhistorischen Museums aus dem Battak-Gebirge von West-Sumatra. Zool. Jb. Syst., Jena, 34: 257-278. - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel, G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
  • Tillack, Frank 2008. Oligodon rhombifer WERNER, 1924, A JUNIOR SYNONYM OF Oligodon ancorus (GIRARD, 1857) (REPTILIA: SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE). Russ. J. Herpetol. 15 (2): 122-128 - get paper here
  • Tillack, Frank and Rainer Günther 2010. Revision of the Species of Oligodon from Sumatra and Adjacent Islands, with Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Oligodon subcarinatus (Günther, 1872) and Oligodon annulifer (Boulenger, 1893) from Borneo (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (4): 265-294 [2009] - 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.
  • Werner, F. 1929. Übersicht der Gattungen und Arten der Schlangen aus der Familie Colubridae. 3. Teil (Colubrinae). Mit einem Nachtrag zu den übrigen Familien. Zool. Jb. Syst., Jena, 57: 1-196.
  • Werner,F. 1909. Über neue oder seltene Reptilien des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Jahrb. Hamb. wiss. Anst. suppl. 2 (Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hamb. 1908) 26: 205-247 - get paper here
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