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Published: 2012-07-18

A new species of Dendrelaphis Boulenger, 1890 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Thailand and Myanmar

Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology, Im Sand 3, D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany
Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands Tulpentuin 313, 2272 EH, Voorburg, The Netherlands
71 Wiang Phing Road, Mueang, Chiang Mai, 50100 Thailand
Reptilia Dendrelaphis cyanochloris Dendrelaphis nigroserratus sp. nov. Dendrelaphis striatus Indochina Southeast Asia taxonomy


A new species of the colubrid genus Dendrelaphis Boulenger 1890 is described. Dendrelaphis nigroserratus sp. nov. oc-curs in a part of West Thailand as well as in the extreme south of Myanmar. Morphologically, D. nigroserratus sp. nov. issimilar to D. cyanochloris (Wall, 1921) with which it occurs sympatrically. It is distinguished from the latter by its highlyconspicuous neck coloration, high incidence of paired postparietal shields and its much larger size. In coloration, it resem-bles D. striatus (Cohn, 1906) from which it is distinguished by several aspects of its morphology. The discovery of D. nigroserratus sp. nov. underscores the notion that the hilly western parts of Thailand are in need of further exploration.


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How to Cite

VOGEL, G., VAN ROOIJEN, J., & HAUSER, S. (2012). A new species of <em>Dendrelaphis </em>Boulenger, 1890 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Thailand and Myanmar. Zootaxa, 3392(1), 35–46.