Oligodon ancorus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Colubrinae
Genus: Oligodon
Species: Oligodon ancorus

Name[edit]

Oligodon ancorus (Girard, 1858)

Type locality: Philippine Islands (Luzon, Mindoro).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Xenodon ancorus Girard, 1858: 182
  • Simotes purpurascensGünther, 1858: 25 (part.)
  • Simotes phaenochalinusCope, 1860: 244
  • Simotes aphanospilus Cope, 1860: 245
  • Holarchus ancorusTaylor, 1918
  • Oligodon ancorusLeviton, 1963: 463

References[edit]

  • Girard, C. 1858: Descriptions of some new Reptiles, collected by the US. Exploring Expedition under the command of Capt. Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Third Part. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 9: 181–182 [1857].
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1918: Two new snakes of the genus Holarchus with descriptions of other Philippine species. The Philippine Journal of Science 13 (6D): 359–369, 2 plates.
  • Leviton, A.E. 1963: Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes. I. The snakes of the genus Oligodon. Philippine J. Sci. 91 (4): 459–484 [1962].
  • Oligodon ancorus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 27 sep 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Northern Short-headed Snake