New Records and Range Extensions of Dendrelaphis nigroserratus Vogel, Van Rooijen and Hauser, 2012 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Thailand

  • Sjon Hauser 71 Mu Ban Intharanurak, Wiang Phing Road, Mueang, Chiang Mai 50100, THAILAND
  • Ton Smits 105 Mu, 4 Nong Puen Taek, Song Phi Nong, Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi 76170, THAILAND
  • Hammarach Nomsian 212/11 Mu 8, Thepkrasattri Sub-district, Thalang District, Phuket, THAILAND
  • Alexander G. Mason 1316 N Keystone St, Burbank, CA 91506, USA
  • Parinya Pawangkhanant Herpetofauna Lab, Division of Fishery, University of Phayao, Phayao, THAILAND
Keywords: geographic distribution, herpetofauna, Tenasserim Range

Abstract

The original description of the colubrid snake Dendrelaphis nigroserratus Vogel, Van Rooijen and Hauser, 2012 was mainly based on specimens from the mountains of Thailand’s Tak Province. Other localities were poorly documented. We here report nearly twenty new records, extending the range of the species some 480 km to the south in Surat Thani Province, 70 km to the north in Mae Ramat District, Tak Province, and 30 km to the east in Kamphaeng Phet Province. The records also confirm the validity of the range localities in Phetchaburi and Kanchanaburi Province. We present the variability of various characters of 12 new DOR specimens and new data on the natural history.

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Published
2021-07-24
How to Cite
Hauser, S., Smits, T., Nomsian, H., Mason, A. G., & Pawangkhanant, P. (2021). New Records and Range Extensions of Dendrelaphis nigroserratus Vogel, Van Rooijen and Hauser, 2012 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Thailand. Tropical Natural History, 21(2), 263-273. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnh/article/view/251668
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