Ptyas doriae ( Boulenger, 1888 )

Meetei, Asem Bipin, Das, Sunandan, Campbell, Patrick D., Raha, Sujoy & Bag, Probhat, 2018, A study on Ptyas doriae (Boulenger, 1888) with comments on the status of Ptyas hamptoni (Boulenger, 1900) (Squamata: Colubridae: Colubrinae), Zootaxa 4457 (4), pp. 537-548: 539

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.4.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:60B855A1-F4A8-4F0D-9507-04B5CFF27188

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C787A6-0869-FF91-D890-F899FD236E4A

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Plazi

scientific name

Ptyas doriae ( Boulenger, 1888 )
status

 

Redescription of Ptyas doriae ( Boulenger, 1888) 

The original description of Ptyas doriae  (as Cyclophiops doriae  ) by Boulenger (1888) was brief and based on two specimens only. Also, a lack of knowledge of intrapopulational variation at the time probably led to the recognition of NHML 1946.1.5.32 as belonging to adifferent species by Boulenger (1900). Subsequent treatments (e.g. Pope 1935; Smith 1943) of this species were also very brief. Hence, a thorough redescription including an account of intrapopulational variation in lepidosis and colour description of this species is necessary. Here we provide a redescription based on our material (Appendix 1).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Ptyas