Lycodon multifasciatus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
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: Colubrinae
Genus: Lycodon
Species: Lycodon multifasciatus

Name[edit]

Lycodon multifasciatus (Maki, 1931)

  • Holotype: NSMT H02643a, adult ♀, collected by S. Nishiishigaki in April 1929.
  • Type locality: “Ishigaki-Oshima, Loo Choo Islands [=Ishigakijima, Yaeyama Islands]”, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan.
  • Etymology: The specific name multifasciatus is based on the Latin adjectives multus, meaning "many", and fasciatus, meaning "banded", due to the high number of dorsal bands.

Combinations[edit]

  • Dinodon septentrionale multifasciatum Maki, 1931: 127 [original combination, as subspecies]
  • Lycodon ruhstrati multifasciatusToriba, 1982: 46 [subsequent combination, as subspecies]
  • Lycodon multifasciatusVogel & Brachtel, 2008: 216 [subsequent combination, elevate to species]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Maki, M. 1931. [Monograph of the Snakes of Japan] (In Japanese). Dai-ichi Shobo: Tokyo. 240 pp.
  • Toriba, M. 1982. [Taxonomic status of Saki-shima Plum-blossom snake] (In Japanese). Nippon Herpetological Journal 23: 46.
  • Vogel, G. & Brachtel, N. 2008. Contribution to the knowledge of Lycodon ruhstrati (Fischer, 1886) in Vietnam - taxonomy and biology of a little-known species. Salamandra 44(4): 207–224. PDF Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Ryukyu Wolf Snake
日本語: サキシマバイカダ