Tropidolaemus subannulatus (GRAY, 1842)
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|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: North Philippine temple pitviper|
G: Philippinische Tempelviper
|Synonym||Trimeresurus subannulatus GRAY 1842: 48|
Trigonocephalus wagleri var. celebensis GRAY 1849
Trimeresurus subannulatus — BOULENGER 1894: 85
Trimeresurus wagleri alboviridis TAYLOR 1917 (fide LEVITON 1964)
Tropidolaemus subannulatus — KUCH et al. 2007
Trimeresurus wagleri subannulatus — RELOX et al. 2011
Tropidolaemus (subannulatus) celebensis — KOCH 2012
Tropidolaemus subannulatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 748
|Distribution||Brunei (Das (2007), Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak on Borneo|
[Stuebing & Inger, 1999; Malkmus et al., 2002]),
Indonesia (Belitung, Borneo: Kalimantan, Buton, Kalimantan, Sangihe Archipelago, and Sulawesi), Philippines (Balabac, Basilan, Bohol, Dinagat, Jolo, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Samar, Sibutu, and Tumindao [Alcala, 1986], Cebu, Romblon)
Type locality: The Philippines [Mindanao]
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19220.127.116.11- 33 (formerly BMNH i.2.6a and c).|
Type(s): BMNH, received from "Mus. Leyden." [celebensis]
Holotype: CM R2433 (originally EHT 432) [alboviridis]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A species of the genus Tropidolaemus, characterized by (1) the internasals separated by 2 (rarely 1) scales, never in contact; (2) a background colour in the shades of green, namely green, blue or green and blue ground in females, green (blue in some Negros populations) in males and juveniles; (3) crossbands around the body blue and white, red and white, blue, blue and red or white in adult females, white parts can be light blue in life, white spots or white and red spots in males and juveniles; (4) a variable postocular stripe in adult females and a white and red one in juveniles and males; (5) in adult females the belly is uniform or blotched with blue or red, never banded, in males and juveniles the belly is uniform or with red dots; (6) 128– 148 VEN in males and 127–147 in females, SC: 45–53 in males and 40–54 in females; (7) 21–23 MSR in males and 21–29 in females, keeling variable in both sexes; (9) 4–7 scales on the snout at males and 5 – 8 in females; (10) 3rd SL nearly always (87 / 90 occurrences) separated from the subocular by 1 scale or 2 scales, without sexual dimorphism; (10) tail long in males, with a ratio TaL/TL between 0.146 and 0.182, moderate to long in females, 0.139–0.183; (11) occipital scales distinctly keeled in males (from VOGEL et al. 2007).|
Synonymy: Trimesurus subannulatus Gray, 1842 was synonymised with Trimeresurus wagleri by Günther (1864: 388) and McDIARMID et al. 1999.
Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018).
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