You are here » home advanced search search results Stegonotus florensis

Stegonotus florensis (DE ROOIJ, 1917)

IUCN Red List - Stegonotus florensis - Data Deficient, DD

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Stegonotus florensis?

Add your own observation of
Stegonotus florensis »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Flores Ground Snake 
SynonymLycodon florensis DE ROOIJ 1917: 110
Lycodon florensis — MERTENS 1930
Stegonotus florensis — FORCART 1954
Lycodon florensis — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 138
Stegonotus florensis — LANZA 1999
Stegonotus florensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 685
Stegonotus florensis — KAISER et al. 2018: 46 
DistributionIndonesia (Flores)

Type locality: near Kotting along the upper Maumeri river, Flores, Indonesia, elevation 220 m [ca. 8.68°S, 122.19°E].  
TypesHolotype: ZMA.RENA 11080, adult female, collected by G.A.J. van de Sande. 
DiagnosisComparison: For a comprehensive comparison of species, especially to the new species Stegonotus ayamaru, see that entry and Kaiser et al. 2019.

See also description in Kaiser et al. 2021: 500. 
CommentSynonymy: Stegonotus sutteri FORCART 1953 was removed from the synonymy of S. florensis by Kaiser et al. 2018. According to Forcart 1953 Lycodon florensis should be named Stegonotus florensis since the teeth are more Stegonotus than Lycodon-like. This species is known from only 2 specimens. 
EtymologyNamed after Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia, where the holotype was collected. 
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S. - get paper here
  • Forcart, L. 1954. Die Taxonomie von Lycodon florensis Rooij und Stegonotus sutteri Forcart (Ophidia, Colubridae). Verh Naturf Ges Basel 65 (1): 7-8.
  • Forcart,L. 1953. Die Amphibien und Reptilien von Sumba, ihre zoogeographischen Beziehungen und Revision der Unterarten von Typhlops polygrammicus. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel, 64: 356-388
  • Kaiser, Christine M.; Hinrich Kaiser & Mark O'Shea 2018. The taxonomic history of Indo-Papuan groundsnakes, genus Stegonotus Duméril et al., 1854 (Colubridae), with some taxonomic revisions and the designation of a neotype for S. parvus (Meyer, 1874). Zootaxa 4512 (1): 001–073 - get paper here
  • KAISER, CHRISTINE M.; MARK O’SHEA, HINRICH KAISER 2019. A new species of Indo-Papuan groundsnake, genus Stegonotus Duméril et al., 1854 (Serpentes, Colubridae), from the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia, with comments on differentiating morphological characters. Zootaxa 4590 (2): 201-230 - get paper here
  • KAISER, H., KAISER, C. M., MECKE, S., & O’SHEA, M. A. R. K. 2021. A new species of Stegonotus (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the remnant coastal forests of southern Timor-Leste. Zootaxa, 5027(4): 489-514 - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2011. The Snakes of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Indonesia. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (1): 46-54 - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2012. Snakes of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 349 pp. - get paper here
  • Lanza,B. 1999. A new species of Lycodon from the Philippines, with a key to the genus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Tropical Zoology 12: 89-104 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1930. Die Amphibien und Reptilien der Inseln Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa und Flores. Senck. Naturf. Gesell., Frankfurt am Main, Abhandl. 42(3): 117-344.
  • 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.
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator