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Oligodon unicolor (KOPSTEIN, 1926)

IUCN Red List - Oligodon unicolor - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymSimotes unicolor KOPSTEIN 1926: 107
Oligodon unicolor — HOW AND KITCHENER 1997
Oligodon unicolor — DE LANG 2013
Oligodon unicolor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 494 
DistributionIndonesia (Tanimbar Islands)

Type locality: Yamdena, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia. Also given as “Indonesia, Tanimbar Islands, Samlakki” (RMNH catalog).  
TypesHolotype: RMNH RENA.5109, collected by Kopstein. 05-1924. 
DiagnosisOriginal description (in German): Kopstein 1926: 107 
CommentOligodon unicolor is a synonym of O. forbesi (fide F. WAGNER, pers. comm.) 
EtymologyNamed after the uniform gray-brown dorsal color. 
  • How, R. A.; Kitchner, D. J. 1997. Biogeography of Indonesian snakes. Journal of Biogeography 24 (725-735):
  • Kopstein,P.F. 1926. Reptilien von den Molukken und den benachbarten Inseln. Zoologische Mededelingen 1: 71-112 - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2013. The snakes of the Moluccas (Maluku), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 417 pp. - 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
  • 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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