Oligodon venustus

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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
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Oligodon
Species: Oligodon venustus

Name[edit]

Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)

Type locality: India (Western Ghats south of Goa).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Xenodon venustum Jerdon, 1853: 528
  • Simotes bi-notatus Duméril & Bibron, 1854: 630 (fide Smith, 1943)
  • Simotes venustusGünther, 1864
  • Oligodon venustusBoulenger, 1890
  • Oligodon venustusSmith, 1943: 222
  • Oligodon venustumDas, 1996: 58

References[edit]

  • Jerdon, T.C. 1853: Catalogue of the Reptiles inhabiting the Peninsula of India. Part 2. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal xxii: 522–534 [1853].
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890: The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943: The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Oligodon venustus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 30 sep 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Jerdon's Kukri Snake