Oligodon templetoni

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Oligodon templetoni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Oligodon
Species: O. templetoni
Binomial name
Oligodon templetoni
Günther, 1862

Oligodon templetoni is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is named in honour of Irish naturalist Dr. Robert Templeton who obtained the first known Ceylon specimen.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Oligodon templetoni is a junior synonym of Oligodon calamarius (Linnaeus, 1758).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Oligodon templetoni, p. 263).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger, George A. (1890). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor & Francis, printers). xviii + 541 pp. ("Oligodon templetonii ", p. 320).
  • Günther, Albert (1862). "On new Species of Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Third Series 9: 52-67. ("Oligodon Templetonii ", new species, p. 57).
  • Wall, Frank (1921). Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon. Colombo, Ceylon [Sri Lanka]: Colombo Museum. (H.R. Cottle, Government Printer). xxii + 581 pp. ("Oligodon templetoni ", pp. 245–247).