Boiga drapiezii (Boie, 1827)

Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.757.24453

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:559E4F4F-7C35-4380-89D5-BA42A5D38004

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1DFA89A1-481D-9709-E6F1-304F70CF8C90

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scientific name

Boiga drapiezii (Boie, 1827)
status

 

Boiga drapiezii (Boie, 1827) 

Description.

Adult female 1340 mm SVL, 380 mm TailL in life; dorsal scales in 19-19-15 rows, ventrals 279, subcaudals 144 with single precloacal scale; 8 supralabials, 3rd, 4th & 5th touch eye. 48 dark brown lateral blotches from neck to above vent, venter tan heavily dusted with brownish gray.

Natural history notes.

Collected at 1900-2000 hours in primary rainforest near Yeybuchaung-ngal stream, approximately 100 meters upstream from Camp 1 (N 12.43413', E 99.14505') at an elevation of 179 meters ASL The female is gravid, bearing four shelled eggs, each ~34 mm long, 19 mm diameter.

General Distribution.

Tanintharyi and Thai-Malay Peninsula through Greater Sundas to Philippines.

Molecular Data.

There are currently no other available COI sequences for B. drapiezii  , it was placed in its own BIN. Our 16S sequence is 99% similar to two B. drapiezii  in GenBank (KX660209-10; no locality data provided).

Comments.

This species was also an unsuspected find owing to the absence of previous records for Myanmar and the closest Thai records in southern Thailand south of the Isthmus of Kra. Two unreported specimens ( CAS 247770, CAS 247864) were collected further south in Tanintharyi 40-60 km north of Kawthung (see Lee et al. 2015).

Specimens examined.

USNM 587043.

Red List status.

LC.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Boiga