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Revalidation of Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868) from Andaman islands (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae)

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Gernot Vogel ,

Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology, DE
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S Harikrishnan

Wildlife Institute of India, IN
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Abstract

The Andaman population of the genus Lycodon is compared to Lycodon capucinus Boie, 1827 and Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758) occurring on the eastern and western parts of the range of this species complex. The population was found to be distinct and the species name Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868) is revalidated for this population. It differs from both species in the size, proportions and colouration of adults and juveniles.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v5i1.5657

TAPROBANICA, April, 2013. Vol. 05, No. 01: pp. 19-31

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v5i1.5657
How to Cite: Vogel, G. & Harikrishnan, S., (2013). Revalidation of Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868) from Andaman islands (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 5(1), pp.19–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v5i1.5657
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Published on 19 Jun 2013.
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