Dendrelaphis nigroserratus

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Dendrelaphis nigroserratus


Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Ahaetuliinae
Genus: Dendrelaphis
Species: Dendrelaphis nigroserratus


  • Dendrelaphis nigroserratus Vogel, Van Rooijen & Hauser, 2012
Holotype: QSMI 1282, juvenile road-killed female; collected by Sjon Hauser, on 13 October 2011.
Type locality: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, Umphang district, province Tak, Thailand. Found on Highway 1090, at 5.1 km north and uphill from the bridge over the Mae Klong Khi, near the Karen village of Mae Klong Khi, c. 1100 m elevation.
Etymology: Based on the Latin niger (black) and serrare (to saw) and refers to the conspicuous black zigzag (saw-toothed) pattern on the neck.


  • Dendrelaphis striatus — Seesook, 2000
  • Dendrelaphis striatus — Pauwels et al., 2000
  • Dendrelaphis cyanochloris — Pauwels et al., 2003
  • Dendrelaphis nigroserratus Vogel, Van Rooijen & Hauser, 2012

Primary references[edit]

  • Vogel, G.; Rooijen, J. van; Hauser, S. 2012: A new species of Dendrelaphis Boulenger, 1890 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Thailand and Myanmar. Zootaxa 3392: 35–46. Preview Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Saw-tooth-necked Bronzeback