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Sibynophis bivittatus (BOULENGER, 1894)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Sibynophiinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: White-striped Snake 
SynonymPolyodontophis bivittatus BOULENGER 1894
Polyodontophis bivittatus — THOMPSON 1913: 423
Sibynophis geminatus bivittatus — GAULKE 1993
Sibynophis bivittatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 672 
DistributionPhilippines (Busuanga, Culion, Palawan)

Type locality: Palawan  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.1.48-49 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSibynophis bivittatus is very similar to S. geminatus. GAULKE (1993) therefore suggested to treat S. bivittatus as subspecies of S. geminatus. 
EtymologyNamed after “bi-” = two or dual and Latin “vitta, -ae” = band or stripe. 
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1894. On the herpetological fauna of Palawan and Balabac. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 14: 81-90 - get paper here
  • Brown, Walter C.; Alcala, Angel C. 1970. The zoogeography of the herpetofauna of the Philippine Islands, a fringing archipelago. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 38 (6): 105-130 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M. 1993. First Record of the Polyodont Snake Sibynophis geminatus geminatus (Boie, 1826) from the Philippines, with a Discussion of Sibynophis bivittatus (Boulenger, 1894). The Herpetological Journal 3 (4): 151-152 - get paper here
  • Leviton, Alan E.; Cameron D. Siler, Jeffrey L. Weinell, and Rafe M. Brown 2018. Synopsis of the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 64 (14): 399-568 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The snakes of the Philippine Islands. Manila (Bureau of Printing or Science), Monograph 16: 312 pp. - get paper here
  • Thompson, J.C. 1913. Contributions to the Anatomy of the Ophidia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1913: 414-426 - 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
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