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pdf 04. Contribution to the snake fauna of the Sulu Archipelago, with the description of a new subspecies of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (Gray, 1 834)

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pp.135-144

Authors: Maren Gaulke

Abstract: On the islands of Bongao, Sanga Sanga, Siasi, Sibutu, and Tawitawi (all in the Sulu Archipelago) a total of 18 species/subspecies of land snakes were recorded. The observations on the different islands resulted in many new distribution records, 19 of which are published here for the first time: five for Bongao, four for Sanga Sanga, four for Siasi, and six for Tawitawi. One of the snakes (Boiga drapiezii drapiezii Boie, 1 827) was not known before from the Philippines and the endemic subspecies Dendrelaphis caudolineatus flavescens nov. subsp. is described. The Sulu Archipelago shelters several endemic species/subspecies (e.g. Maticora intestinalis suluensis [Steindachner, 1 891 ], Oligodon meyerinkii [Steindachner, 1 891 ]). Other members of its land snake fauna are widely distributed on Borneo but occur nowhere else in the Philippines (B. d. drapiezii, Sibynophis geminatus geminatus Boie, 1827), while some are only known from the Philippines (Elaphe erythrura erythrura [Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril, 1 854 ], Chrysopelea paradisi paradisi Boie, 1 826).

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