Stegonotus aruensis (DORIA, 1875)
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Aru Islands groundsnake|
|Synonym||Lycodon aruensis DORIA 1875: 352|
Stegonotus aruensis — KAISER et al. 2018: 31
|Distribution||Indonesia (Aru islands)|
Type locality: “Wokan (Isole Aru)” [Wokam, Tanahbesar Island, Maluku Province, Indonesia]
|Types||Holotype. MSNG 30186, most likely an adult male, collected by Odoardo Beccari between 8 February and 6 July 1872.|
|Diagnosis||Comparison: For a comprehensive comparison of species, especially to the new species Stegonotus ayamaru, see that entry and Kaiser et al. 2019.|
|Comment||Synonymy: Listed as a synonym of S. modestus by Wallach et al. 2014, but Kaiser et al. 2018 removed Lycodon aruensis from the synonymy of S. modestus.|
|Etymology||The species was named for the Aru Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia, where the holotype was collected.|
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